Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)

SC gives 2 weeks for scheme to evaluate Class 12 students


The Supreme Court on Thursday set a two-week deadline for the Centre to release a “well defined objective criteria” for assessment of Class 12 students of the Central Bureau of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council for Indian School Certificat­e Examinatio­n (CISCE) following cancellati­on of examinatio­ns this year.

While adjourning the matter to June 17, the top court did indicate that it was mindful of the interest of students studying in state boards and will be addressing their concerns after the objective assessment for CBSE and CISCE is settled.

The order came on a petition filed by advocate Mamta Sharma who sought cancellati­on of CBSE

Aand CISCE exams and an objective assessment scheme to be devised within a specified time frame.

Happy over the “in principle” decision to cancel the examinatio­ns, the bench of justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari asked the government why no decision had been taken yet with regard to the criteria of assessment.

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