The CJI NV Ramana today agreed to a plea made for the urgent hearing of a writ petition which mentions the cancellation of offline exams for Class 10 and 12 for all State Boards, CBSE, ICSE and NIOS.
Advocate Prashant Padmanabhan noted the plea for urgent hearing before the Chief Justice of India.
The counsel noted that "This petition is about the class 10 & 12 exams. Offline exams couldn't be conducted due to the pandemic".
CJI replied that “All right. Let the petition go in front of the bench of Justice AM Khanwilkar”. It can be said that Justice Khanwilkar's bench earlier heard and delivered the cases related to public exams during 2021.
The plea is filed by child rights activist Anubha Shrivastava Sahai, noting orders to the State Boards, CBSE, ICSE, NIOS who are about to start public exams for 10th and 12th in physical mode to pass a notice regarding substitute mode of examinations instead of Physical mode.
Most of the States have issued the notice of exam schedule while some are still doing talks on the course of actions.
The petitioner said "The students are dissatisfied by this kind of behaviour of the State government and other boards and stressed and worried about their future and career".
Petitioner in her plea has also asked for the relief of constitution of a committee for determining the method of examination of school children considering compartment students and announcing the result within a proper limited time and finishing date.