A three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari, and Sanjiv Khanna will hear the plea filed on behalf of over two lakh students.
Here are all you need to know about the SC hearing:
* The petition was filed on behalf of around 2,37,849 students who were placed in the compartment category after CBSE announced the board exam results, based on an alternative evaluation method.
* The primary concern raised by the students is that it will be impossible for the Board to hold compartment exams safely amid the pandemic.
* The petitioners fear that holding compartment exams now would be late as college admissions are drawing to an end.
* A notice issued by CBSE on its official website on August 6 reads “CBSE vide affidavit dated 25.6.2020 in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has stated that candidates whose result has been declared based on the assessment scheme in the examinations scheduled from 1st July 2020 to 15th July 2020 will be allowed to appear in the optional examinations to improve their performance if they wish so. However, the marks obtained by a candidate in these optional examinations will be treated as final for those who have opted to take these examinations.”
* In the notice CBSE also said that it will hold compartment examination by following the detailed Standard Operating Procedures keeping in view the Covid-19 pandemic.