SC Dismisses Plea Seeking Cancellation Of Compartment Examination

The Hon’ble Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a plea seeking directions to the CBSE to ensure that petitioners and other students of class 10th and 12th in the compartment category should not be forced to appear in the compartment examination during the situation of this pandemic.

Three judge bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheswari and Sanjiv Khanna held that the following plea is the impingement of notification that was issued on August 6, 2020. So, this plea is dismissed by them.

As per Justice Khanwilkar, a substantive petition must be filed to attack the CBSE representation of August 6. As per the decision of the top court, the petitioners were directed to make representation on behalf of CBSE. As per this direction, the petitioners filed representations before CBSE stating that because of the rising cases of Covid-19, it would be not possible for the CBSE to take compartment examination as it would create a health risk to the students and other people involved in it, so CBSE should cancel the compartment examination. It was also stated by the petitioners that due to this COVID-19, the compartment examination was not being held in July, so this has created problems for students to take admissions in the educational institutions.

But the plea declares that the CBSE in its notification of August 6, cleared it that the petitioners’ request to cancel the compartment exams shall not be accepted.

Although, no clear indications had been given by CBSE regarding the dates of examination and so the plea urges the court to ask CBSE to provide proper guidelines regarding the dates, the students with back in one or two subjects and mode of examination. As many colleges have released their closing dates of admissions, so the CBSE should clear everything soon and also how the compartment examination would be held amid this pandemic situation.

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