Maharashtra Chief Minister Udhav Thackeray has taken the decision not to permit the Indian Certification of Secondary Education (ICSE) exams in the state.
Meeting via video conferencing
Chief Minister of Maharashtra chaired a meeting with the State Health Management committee held through video conferencing on the 22nd of June. The committee has taken the decision not to allow to conduct ICSE board examinations which were scheduled from the 2nd of July in view of COVID-19 situations in Maharashtra.
Around 23 thousand students in the state were to appear in the ICSE board exams
On Monday, the Bombay High Court asked the advocate general to let it know about the state’s decision related to the permit of ICSE board Exams in the state. The state government has instructed the advocate general to inform the High Court on Wednesday that a similar decision will also be taken in the context of University Examination. Around 23 thousand students in the state were to appear in the ICSE board examination. Advocate general AA Kumbhakoni informed the court that the decision was taken in a state disaster.
The final plea will be on the 29th of June
Justice Dipankar Dutta and Honour Judge SS Shinda heard the ICSE Council’s request and asked marks methodology. ICSE Council has informed that the Marks Methodology is still in pending. The High Court will hear the final plea on the 29th of June at 10:45 am.
A division bench of chief justice Dipankar Dutta and Justice SS Shinda heard Public Interest Litigation via video conferencing filed by Advocate Arvind Tiwari, whose son is in class 10th. Advocate sought directions for cancellation of the remaining ICSE board examination to be held from the 2nd of July across the state and declaration of results on the basis of internal assessment and past performance.
Earlier, Chief Secretary, School Education Department Vandha Krishna wrote to the advocate general informing him about the decision of not to permit the final year university students to take the examination. The letter added that the information must be conveyed to the High court.
Students will have the option to not appear in the exams
Previously, ICSE Board had informed the Bombay High court that the students appearing in the Board examination will have the option not to appear in the remaining Board exams and have the result compiled on the basis of marks obtained in the preboard examination or Internal assessment.
Senior Advocate Darius Khambatta appeared on behalf of CISCE and has submitted the decision taken by the Council. Wherein several measures and options have been made available for the examinees. The decision gives an option to students who are not willing to write the examination physically will get the result completed on the basis of internal assessment and preboard exams score.