Rajasthan can hold remaining Class 10 exam this week: SC
Jaipur : The Supreme Court on Sunday allowed Rajasthan to hold remaining Class 10 Board examination this week.
A three-judge bench of the top court led by Justice AM Khanwilkar heard a plea of a parent challenging the timing of holding the exams amid the coronavirus pandemic. The apex court rejected the petition and allowed the exams to be held this week.
The Supreme Court said it had passed similar orders for the Karnataka board exams and it was too late for the petitioner to approach the court.
"We find that as per the schedule published in the official website of the Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan, Ajmer, the examination proceeded even on 19.06.2020, 20.06.2020 and 22.06.2020 to 27.06.2020 on every day. Despite this, not even a solitary instance has been brought to our notice where complaint about inappropriate facilities or the possibility of exposure of the students due to breach of standard operating procedure, as the case may be," the court said.
"Taking over all view of the matter, we decline to interfere in this Special Leave Petition. The Special Leave Petition is dismissed accordingly," it added.
The Supreme Court was hearing an appeal filed by Maghi Devi, mother of a Class 10 student, against the May 29 order of the Rajasthan high court, which had dismissed a plea seeking cancellation of the remaining examinations conducted by the state's board of secondary education.