The Supreme Court has ordered State Boards to notify the scheme for assessment class 12 within 10 days from today and declare the internal assessment results by July 31.
A vacation bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari observed that each board is autonomous and hence the court cannot direct for the adoption of such a protocol
“We are not going to direct uniform scheme. Each board is different and autonomous. We cannot direct uniform scheme across India” said the bench.
The Supreme Court was hearing a petition seeking the cancellation of state-level board exams.
While 21 states have already done away with the exams this year and some are already done conducting, few boards are planning to organize them as the Covid-19 situation eases.
However, Andhra Pradesh has said that it will hold class 12 exams while Karnataka is planning to conduct class 10 exams. Citing the decision the court has given a stern warning and has told the Andhra government to finalize the logistics for class 12 state board exams by Friday at 2 pm. It also said that the state would be held responsible if there is even one fatality.