Order of the Supreme Court of India on the schemes to be formulated for class X and XII students after the cancellation of physical exams due to Covid-19, 24/06/2021

  • 24/06/2021

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Anubha Shrivastava Sahai & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 24/06/2021 regarding holding of class X and XII standard examinations.

Affidavit filed by the state of Assam said that class X and XII exams have been cancelled and a scheme is being formulated by the concerned boards for allocation of internal assessment marks. The SC directed the process to be done expeditiously and said that the scheme must provide for a proper mechanism for redressal of dispute or grievance of the students after declaration of results, as has been done in the case of CBSE and ICSE Boards. 

The apex court said that each state board can formulate its own scheme and directed all the state boards to ensure that the schemes are formulated and notified at the earliest and not later than 10 days and the results of the internal assessment must be declared by July 31, 2021 - which is the time line specified for CBSE and ICSE Boards.