Expressing concern over the safety of the students, the Bombay HC has demanded an expression of the state’s “clear” position concerning the holding of the ISC and ICSE pending exams.
The court also asked the government if it is basing its position on how the situation unfolds—‘wait and watch’ approach.
The decision of the Home Ministry concerning the plea before the Allahabad High Court seeking the cancellation of exams rescheduled to be held in July, was also enquired about by the court.
It was announced by the board in May that it will conduct the pending exams from July 1st.
The board’s position was the same for both classes 10 and 12—examinations for both in July.
In another unprecedented declaration, on 15th June, the board had told the HC that the students will be given a choice to either appear in the exams or to be assessed on the basis of pre-boards.
As for the physical examinations, the board assured that it would ask the schools to give time to students and parents to decide if they want to appear for them.
The Maharashtra government had elaborated to the HC that it has the power and the authority vested in it to cancel the examinations altogether if it deems fit to do so. The final decision would be taken based on the number of students opting to take the exams.
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