CBSE Postpones Class 12 English Exam (Photo Credit: File Image)
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday postponed the class 12 English examination which was scheduled to be held on February 27 at 73 centres of Northeast Delhi and 7 centers in Eastern region of the national capital. "To avoid inconvenience to students, staff and parents, the Board has decided to postpone the examination," said the press release issued by the board.
URGENT PRESS NOTE
Reference is invited to the press note dated 25.02.2020 notifying the cancellation of examinations scheduled on 26.02.2020. In continuation of the same and considering the request of Directorate of Education, Govt. of Delhi and to avoid inconvenience to students, staff and parents, the Board has decided to postpone the following subject exams scheduled for 27.02.2020 in North East Part of Delhi : Class XII 001 English Elective 101 English Elective C 301 English Core
Details of Exam Centres where these exams have been postponed are available at www.cbse.nic.in. However, the exams in rest of Delhi shall be conducted as scheduled. The next date of exam for affected students will be notified shortly.
Anurag Tripathi Secretary, CBSE
The Delhi High Court had earlier asked the CBSE to decide at the earliest on rescheduling Wednesday's board exam at one of the centres in the north-east Delhi where violence related to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act have claimed 10 lives. Justice Rajiv Shakdher asked the CBSE to take the decision as soon as possible on the exam and convey it to all concerned.
The court will hear the matter again on Wednesday morning.
The court was hearing a plea by private school, Bhai Parmanand Vidya Mandir at Surya Niketan in East Delhi, and some of its class X and XII students saying the centre allotted to them by the CBSE was 16 km away their school and situated in Chandu Nagar-Karawal Nagar road, one of the violence hit areas.
They said it was hard for them to reach at the centre due to violent clashes and riots in area which have claimed 10 lives so far. They urged the court to direct the CBSE to change the examination centre from New Sandhya Public School to a centre located in east Delhi district with proper infrastructure and security. Class X students are to appear for English exam on Wednesday, while class XII students have 'Web Application' and 'Media' paper.
The court said it was of an opinion that the exam cannot be held at the Chandu Nagar Centre in view of the inputs given by the senior police officials. The Registrar General of the high court informed the judge that as per the inputs of police officials of the concerned area, the situation is tense. The court said it was looking at the issue from the aspect of children's safety which cannot be put at risk.
The school, in the petition, said around 550 students in class X and XII are registered with it for taking the board examination.
The plea, filed through advocate Kamal Gupta, said the "violent clashes and riots have posed a serious threat and danger to the life of the students and their parents, in as much as they have no option but to reach the centre come what may be the situation of the area around the centre; reaching the centre not only involves mental agony, trauma and stress for the students and their parents, but also poses grave and palpable threat to the life and limb".
The plea said when the school had come to know about the Centre allotted to it, they had written to CBSE pointing out that the examination centre is 16 km away from the school and the time taken to reach there is more than 40 minutes.
(With Agency Inputs)