The Supreme Court advocate, Manta Sharma, has proposed an action plan for class 10 and 12 students. Her plan is especially focused on those states which have yet not taken a decision to cancelled or conduct board exams. In her recent Twitter post, the advocate posted a video in which she explained that a petition to cancel CBSE and CICSE 12th board exams have been filed and most of the state are expected to follow the same verdict, as will be for the national boards.
However, there are certain states like West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Assam, etc which have just postponed class 10 and 12 exams for now and have not made any further announcements. These states have not followed the footsteps of the CBSE board to cancel class 10 boards and postponed the 12th exams but have, for now, postponed both the papers. Hence, for such states, the advocate has decided to file a writ petition with the HS for cancelling the state board exams.
Before deciding to submit a petition with HC, the advocate streamlined the available data. From the analysis, it was clear that 70% to 80% follow CBSE. However, there were few boards which took action on its own, as they are an autonomous body. Hence, if the board exams for CBSE is cancelled then maximum boards will follow the trial but for those boards which will not, the advocate has decided to take the matter with the High Court.
The boards which are expected to follow CBSE are Punjab, Haryana, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh Telangana, and Jammu & Kashmir.
The advocate also explained that decision for the Assam board exams will be announced on May 25, 2021. Hence, it is better to wait for a while and then take further action.
She has also called in for volunteers to set up a local council who can help with filing the petition in the states. She has posted the email for volunteer details collection on her Twitter account. The Twitter post asking for volunteers are as follows:
Mamta Sharma is fighting on the behalf of students to cancel class 10 and 12 board exams. She has filed a plea for cancelling CBSE and CICSE class 12th exams with the supreme court. The plea has asked the board to cancel the decision taken on April 14, 16, and 19, 2021. She has also written a letter to the Prime Minister of India. In the letter, she has asked the PM to set up a committee headed by the prime minister himself along with other members of CBSE, CISCE, and state boards. She has also asked to speed up the formulation of an effective mechanism to assess the students and declare the results.