SC directs state boards to declare Class 12 internal assessment results by July 31


New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the state boards to declare internal assessment outcomes of Class 12 assessment by July 31, making it clear that there can’t be a “fit-all” scheme and each board was self-governing and totally free to formulate its own assessment technique for trainees.

Specifying that it will not pass any direction for having a consistent scheme for assessment throughout the country, the pinnacle court directed the state boards to make sure that scheme be developed at the earliest and not behind 10 days from Thursday.

A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari observed that each board will need to develop their own scheme.

” We direct the boards to ensure that the plan be formulated at the earliest and not later on than 10 days from today and also state the internal assessment results by July 31, 2021, like the time line specified for CBSE and CISCE, ” the bench said in its order.

The leading court was hearing a plea which has sought instructions to states to not hold board examinations in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

” We make it clear that each board may create their own plan. However, we even more make it clear that we are not backing the accuracy and validity of plan that will be developed by the concerned board., ” the bench stated.

During the hearing carried out through video-conferencing, the bench was informed by an advocate appearing in the matter that state boards which have cancelled the class 12 assessments amid the pandemic might be asked to have a consistent plan for evaluating trainees.

” That may not be acceptable since every state board has their own scheme. It can not be uniform. We are not going to direct for consistent scheme. Each board will have to develop their own scheme, ” the bench stated, including that each board is different and autonomous.

It stated each state boards have specialists to advise them and there can not be a uniform all India scheme for this.

” There can not be a fit-all plan, ” the bench observed, including, “We have actually made it clear that each board is self-governing and they will have their own scheme “.

The counsel standing for Haryana school education board informed the bench that the petitioner is looking for an uniform formula for evaluation.

” That we have actually already made it clear that each board can have their own scheme, ” the bench said.

The peak court kept in mind in its order that state of Assam has actually filed an affidavit stating that assessments for class 10 and 12 have been cancelled and scheme is being formulated by the board for internal assessment of marks.

” That be done expeditiously. In addition, the plan must offer for a mechanism for redressal of complaint of trainees after declaration of results as done by the CBSE and CISCE, ” the bench stated.

The leading court also noted that National Institute of Open Education (NIOS) has cancelled the board assessments and remains in the process of creating the plan for evaluation.

The apex court was earlier notified by the Assam and Tripura federal governments that they have actually cancelled their state boards of Class 12 test due to the pandemic.

On June 17, the top court was notified that out of 28 states, 6 states have already performed the board exams, 18 states have actually cancelled them, however 4 states (Assam, Punjab, Tripura and Andhra Pradesh) have actually not cancelled them as of now.

Published at Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:44:19 +0000