ISRA 2020
ISRA 2020

Rajasthan govt can hold remaining class 10 exams this week: SC

June 29, 2020

The Supreme Court recently said that the Rajasthan government can hold the remaining of the state board exams for Class 10 from Monday, June 29, 2020. A three-judge bench of the top court led by Justice AM Khanwilkar heard a plea of a parent challenging the timing of the exams to held due to the coronavirus pandemic. The top court rejected the petition and allowed the exams to be held.

The Supreme Court heard an appeal filed by Maghi Devi, mother of a class 10 student, against the May 29 order of the Rajasthan high court. It had dismissed a plea seeking cancellation of the remaining examinations conducted by the state’s board of secondary education.

The Supreme Court said it had passed similar orders for the Karnataka board exams and was too late for the petitioner to approach the court. The court said, “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.”

It further added, “Taking over all view of the matter, we decline to interfere in this Special Leave Petition. The Special Leave Petition is dismissed accordingly.”

Source: NDTV

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