New Delhi: Expressing happiness at the government’s decision to cancel the Class XII board exams, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed the CBSE and CISCE to place on record well-defined objective criteria for assessment of students in two weeks.
A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari asked Attorney General K K Venugopal and advocate J K Das, appearing for the CISCE, to place on record the parameters within two weeks, media reports quoted PTI as saying.
“This is equally important as the relief sought by the petitioners seeking cancellation of board exams,” the bench observed, PTI reported.
Hearing a plea seeking directions to cancel the Class XII exams of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) amid the pandemic situation, Venugopal said that CBSE will require some time to formulate the well-defined objective criteria for assessment of Class XII students and the court may defer the hearing for at least two weeks.
Das said CISCE wanted 3-4 weeks for placing the objective criteria as there will be consultation of experts in the process.
The bench said, “You (CISCE) can do it overnight. Four weeks’ time is a little longer. We cannot give you 3-4 weeks’ time. You please place it before us in two weeks as students will have to take admissions in colleges. Nowadays all communication is happening virtually”.