CBSE, ICSE to cancel July 2020 board examination; SC hearing tomorrow
With the CBSE stance, the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has also decided to cancel the remaining board exams.
The Supreme Court was hearing a plea filed by the parents of Class 12 students who demanded cancellation of Board Examinations because of COVID-19 situation in India.
The top court had directed the CBSE to file a reply on this and had posted the matter for hearing on June 23. However, on June 23, the education board had informed the SC bench that the discussion is at an advanced stage now and they would require another day’s time to arrive at something conclusive.
Meanwhile, an NDTV report claimed that Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre and the CBSE, has said, "The decision-making process is at an advance stage and would be finalised by Thursday."
In April, the CBSE had notified that remaining examinations will be conducted for only 29 papers and the rest would be scrapped. The schedule for the same was announced in May.