The much-anticipated verdict regarding board exams 2022 is finally here. And to the dismay of CBSE students, the verdict is not in their favor. The petition was filed by Advocate Anubha Srivastava Sahai against the conduction of offline board exams. The apex court in its verdict, dismissed the petition stating that such Public Interest Litigations (PILs) much not be filed. Both parties (students and the board) must discuss the issue among themselves and resolve it internally.
As per the official schedule, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to conduct the Class 10 and 12 board exams 2022 from April 26, 2022. The exam will be conducted offline, pattern and other details will soon be notified.
What did Supreme Court say?
The court hearing in front of the SC bench chaired by Justice A M Khanwilkar commenced at 2:00 pm today, February 23, 2022. During the proceedings, Adv Prashant Padhmanabhan represented the petitioners while Adv Rupesh Kumar spoke on behalf of CBSE.
While discussing the issue at hand, Justice Khanwilkar stated that it is inappropriate to file such PILs. Such matters need to be solved internally rather than taking them to court. He further warned petitioners of the “imposing” costs applicable for filing such petitions.
After unanimously deciding on the verdict, the court dismissed the PIL, terming it “premature” and spontaneous, lacking any in-depth thought. The bench further concluded that such PILs increase the expectations of students who are anticipating a positive outcome. Invariably, in the bargain, their hopes are bound to get crushed.
→ Details of the case proceedings, here!
Finally, the bench permitted the education board to continue with its exam schedule. In case of any discrepancies or issues, the petitioners can challenge the order in court. So, it looks like Class 10 and 12 students have to acquaint themselves with offline board exams.
CBSE Term II Class 10, 12 board exams
As of now, there is no exact date for the announcement of Term I results. However, given the schedule for Term II exams, the central education board is likely to announce the results soon, on the official website cbse.nic.in. They will also be hosted on DigiLocker and other third-party websites. So, students are advised to follow these websites frequently, for any updates in this regard.