‘No to offline exams’: Now, plea in SC seeks aid for state board college students amidst pandemic

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‘No to offline exams’: Now, plea in SC seeks aid for state board college students amidst pandemic

After CBSE and CISCE, college students related to numerous state boards moved Supreme Court docket on Tuesday towards holding of offline examinations. College students belonging to 23 states, 2 union territories and three international locations petitioned the highest courtroom to hunt aid for state board, NIOS, CBSE and CISCE exams within the nation. 

The plea, filed by Anubha Shrivastava Sahai, the chief of the India Broad Dad and mom’ Affiliation, has sought instructions towards conduction of offline examinations. It additionally pressed for a attainable components for evaluation and declaration of end result. The petition sought a course to the College Grants Fee (UGC) to plot a components for the evaluation of scholars for searching for admission to non skilled programs inside a timeframe.

“We’ve moved SC to hunt aid for state board college students, NIOS and Compartment college students and have a uniform resolution. We’ve sought instructions to UGC for a components for admission to Universities for non skilled programs,” Anubha Shrivastava Sahai instructed India TV. 

The college students who’ve petitioned the apex courtroom are from Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Goa, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttarakhand. Apart from, many college students belong to Chandigarh and Delhi, aside from Kuwait, Dubai and Nepal.


1. Direct respondents to cross a notification relating to cancellation of Class 12 exams of state boards i.e. HSC and NIOS in bodily mode, and additional course to both represent committee to determine the components of evaluation of scholars together with compartment college students; and declare the end result inside a time restrict and deadline or to undertake the instructions of the courtroom. 

2. Additionally difficulty instructions to UGC to represent a committee of Class 12 college students who need to pursue their additional research in non skilled programs by conducting a flair check or another mode of evaluation inside a time restrict and deadline. 

three. Cross different such or additional orders as to this courtroom could deem match and correct within the information and circumstances o the case. 


The highest courtroom is already listening to a plea searching for instructions to cancel the category 12 exams of the Central Board of Secondary Schooling (CBSE) and Council for the Indian Faculty Certificates Examination (CISCE) amid the pandemic state of affairs. The federal government had on Monday knowledgeable the courtroom that it will take a closing resolution throughout the subsequent two days on whether or not to conduct class 12 board exams amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lawyer Normal Okay Okay Venugopal instructed this to a bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari which stated if the Centre decides to depart from the final yr’s coverage, whereby the remaining board exams had been cancelled as a result of pandemic, then it should give “tangible causes” for it.

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