The Supreme Court of India has directed the Central Board of Secondary Education on the pending examinations of class 10th and class 12th today.
The apex court told CBSE to consider scrapping of remaining for both classes and asked to allot marks on the bases of internal assessment.
The three-judge bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar asked CBSE to consider the suggestion and inform by Tuesday.
The court was hearing a petition filed by a parent Amit Bathla, who asked the court to scrap the examination in the wake of the current ongoing condition due to the novel coronavirus.
Earlier, CBSE had released a schedule to conduct the examinations for the remaining examination that will be held between July 1 and July 15.
Class 12th students’ parents have filed a plea to declare the results on the basis of the exam already conducted and calculate the marks on the average basis of the exam already conducted and the internal assessment.
The concern has been raised amid coronavirus cases soar in India.
The plea had also alleged that considering the gravity of COVID-19 pandemic, the CBSE has cancelled the examinations of Class X and XII for its around 250 schools which are situated abroad. The board has adopted to allot the marks to board students on the basis of their either practical exams or internal assessment marks.