New Delhi: The Supreme Court has dismissed the petition filed against the cancellation of Class 12 examination of CBSE and CICSE boards. The Supreme Court has said that both the government and the board are concerned about the students. Therefore, it has been decided to cancel the examination.
The Supreme Court further said that 20 lakh children will appear in the examination. For this, resources will also have to be arranged. Who will take responsibility for this? It is also not known whether the exam will be possible or not. The board has taken the decision after listening to the students that the examination should be canceled and this scheme has also been approved by the court. Now we want to be on this.
A bench of Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari said: “We hold that there is no need to interfere with the scheme propounded by the CBSE and the ICSE. It takes into account concerns of all students.”
It noted that boards have taken a conscious decision at the highest level and they have also taken into consideration the larger public interest. “We are not going to sit in judgment over it,” said the bench.
The bench noted that if other boards have conducted exams, that doesn’t necessarily mean that boards before it — CBSE and ICSE — are bound to do that. “These Boards are independent Boards. They have taken decision to cancel exams which, according to them, is in larger public interest of the students,” said the bench.
The top court dismissed all challenges to the assessment policies framed by the CBSE and the ICSE to evaluate class 12 students after the cancellation of exams.
The top court upheld the submissions of the Attorney General, representing the Centre, that the schemes have been formulated by expert body. The bench said that all aspects were taken into account and decision regarding formulation of scheme was taken with holistic approach, to ensure that no candidate is prejudiced.