The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday (June 23), adjourned the hearing on pending CBSE class 12 board exams till June 25, following a request from Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was appearing on behalf of CBSE and Centre. The SC decision is now expected at 2 pm on Thursday (June 25).
The hearing was adjourned by SC after Mehta said that discussions on the matter were at an advanced stage and that a decision would be taken by Wednesday (June 24).
The plea was filed by some parents, who had requested that the pending CBSE board exams be cancelled and that students must be evaluated on the basis of internal assessment.
This came after the board said that the pending class 10 and 12 exams would be held between July 1-July 15.
Rishi Malhotra, the counsel appearing for parents, told The Quint that both the court and Solicitor General Mehta agreed that it is an unusual situation. He was quoted as saying that earlier they were posting the matter for Friday (June 26), but he requested that every passing day would make students who are waiting for the exams, even more anxious. Then, the hearing was adjourned till June 25.
On June 17, SC had asked CBSE to clarify its stand on conducting the pending exams and to file a reply before the court by June 23.
The counsel appearing for CBSE told the court that the said board is currently in process of taking an appropriate action with regard to the subject matter of the writ petition shortly.
The counsel requested for a short adjournment, and assured to intimate the court about CBSE’s action in the next hearing.