The Supreme Court on Monday has adjourned the plea filed for cancellation of CBSE and ICSE class XII exams, to Thursday, after being informed by the Attorney General that government will take a final decision in the next two days.
The Bench observed that if Centre decides to depart from previous year’s policy, it needs to give good reasons, as last year the decision was taken after good deliberation.
Attorney General appearing for Union of India informed the court that the government would take final decision within next two days, and sought time till Thursday to come back with the final decision after which the bench adjourned the matter.
We were hoping you’d give us time till Thursday, and we will come back with final decision AG said.
The Bench clarified that “it has no difficulties if the government takes its decision. However, if it departs from its previous year notification, good reasons need to be given, so the Court can examine that”.
The Bench orally observed that “we don’t want to get into nity grities at this stage, but there’s hope on part of petitioners that last year policy could be used this year. So you need to give tangible reasons”.
A division Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari on May 28 had adjourned the hearing to May 31 noting that the petitioner had not served advanced copy on the standing counsel for the CBSE.
The plea was filed by Advocate Mamta Sharma sought directions to cancel the CBSE and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination Class XII examination.