A three-judge bank of the Supreme Court, consisting of Judges AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna, will hear the motion filed on behalf of more than two lakh students.
Here’s everything you need to know about the SC hearing:
* The petition was tabled on behalf of approximately 2,37,849 students who were placed in the Compartment category after CBSE announced the results of the Board Examination based on an alternate assessment method.
* The main concern of the students is that the board cannot conduct departmental exams during the pandemic.
* Petitioners fear that holding departmental exams will be too late as college admission is running out.
* A statement from CBSE on its official website dated August 6th stated: “CBSE vide affidavit dated June 25th, 2020 to the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has determined that candidates whose score is based on the scoring scheme in the exams Declared by July 1, 2020 through July 15, 2020 are allowed to appear on the optional exams to improve their performance if they so choose, however, the grades achieved by a candidate on these optional exams will be treated as final for those who have chosen these exams. ”
* In the notice, CBSE also stated that the departmental audit will be conducted in accordance with the detailed standard operating procedures, taking into account the Covid-19 pandemic.