The petition filed by Advocate Mamta Sharma, stated that the court should issue a writ of mandamus, directing authorities to forego the Board Examination of students of Class 12. It stated that there should be an objective methodology to declare the Class 12 results within a specific time-frame.
The petition stated that both CBSE and ICSE exams have been postponed indefinitely, and students are suffering due to the uncertainty regarding the exams.It was further stated that during a pandemic, students should not be suffering due to the uncertainty regarding their academic future.
The petition also highlighted that Board exams have been cancelled for students of Class 10 and denying the same treatment towards students of Class 12 is arbitrary and inhumane.
A Special Bench of the Supreme Court consisting of Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, adjourned the hearing of the case as advance copies of the petition were not sent to them.
The Bench also directed that CBSE, ICSE and the Centre should be represented in the next hearing.
The Bench advised the petitioner to be optimistic and guaranteed that there might be some resolution on 31st.