June 1, 2023


New Delhi:

The Andhra Pradesh authorities — which has been eager on holding bodily exams for Class 12 college students — has been given  a warning and two days’ time to take a call by the Supreme Court. “If there is even one fatality, we will hold the state responsible… You cannot keep everything uncertain,” the judges at present instructed the state, which is but to make any announcement relating to the exams, conserving 1000’s of scholars on tenterhooks.

At a listening to on the Plus-two Board examination challenge yesterday, the highest court docket had taken observe of the scenario in numerous states, together with Andhra Pradesh, which is eager to conduct each Class 10 and 12 board exams.

Advocate Mahfooz Nazki, who was representing Andhra Pradesh, had instructed the court docket that the state authorities has decided to conduct the examination in view of the enhancing Covid scenario.

“Our stand has been the same from the beginning. We want to conduct the examinations only in the interest of the students’ future,” Education Minister A Suresh had stated at an earlier listening to on June 17.

That day, the Supreme Court had issued discover to states that have been but to cancel their board exams.

Of 28 states, six had carried out the exams, 18 states cancelled. But 4 states — Assam, Punjab, Tripura and Andhra Pradesh — had not cancelled. Soon after, Assam, Punjab and Tripura additionally determined to cancel the exams.

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