Supreme Court will hear today a plea challenging CBSE’s decision to conduct compartment examination for students of Class 10 and Class 12. The plea has been filed, by advocate Shakti Pandey, on behalf of around 2,10,000 students who were placed in the compartment category after the CBSE released results in July.
According to the petitioners, it shall be impossible for CBSE to safely conduct the compartment examination amid the pandemic. They have also argued that since the compartment exams were not conducted in July, students have been unable to take admissions in universities.
The petitioners have sought a direction to the CBSE to cancel the compartment exam. They also prayed to set aside the CBSE notifications dated August 6 and August 12, mandating compartment exams.
Earlier, a similar plea was dismissed by the Supreme Court with a direction to challenge the notification dated August 6, 2020. “A substantive petition needs to be filed to assail the August 6 CBSE representation. The CBSE has already given its reasons. You please file the notification. We’ll give you the liberty to do so,” Justice Khanwilkar had said.
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