The Ministry of Dwelling Affairs on Wednesday allowed the conduct of board exams for Courses 10 and 12. The choice was taken after a number of states and central boards comparable to CBSE petitioned the federal government.
In a letter despatched to the states, Dwelling Secretary Ajay Bhalla stated, “Taking into account the curiosity of numerous college students it has been determined to grant exemption from the lockdown measures for the conduct of Board Exams for Courses 10th and 12th.”
Dwelling Minister Amit Shah too introduced this in a tweet, including this permission was being given “with few circumstances like social distancing, face masks and so forth, for his or her security.”
As opening of colleges had been prohibited below the rules on lockdown measures, the annual board examinations being carried out by State Schooling Boards/ CBSE/ ICSE and so forth. for Courses 10 and 12 had been suspended.
“Requests have been acquired from State Governments and CBSE for conducting the Board examinations,” Bhalla’s letter stated.
MHA’s clarification got here a day after the Excessive Courtroom of Bombay at Goa sought an pressing reply from the federal government on whether or not its order on lockdown extension prohibits holding board exams.
The clarification comes as a shot in arm for state governments whose resolution to conduct remaining Board exams had met with resistance.
Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, Rajasthan, Goa, are among the many states the place board examinations needed to be deserted halfway due to the nationwide lockdown imposed within the final week of March. Amongst them, Goa will the be first state to carry its Class 10 examination. The Bombay Excessive Courtroom at Goa allowed the state authorities to go forward with the SSC examination from Thursday after the MHA’s clarification.
Spelling out the circumstances for permitting conduct of exams, the letter has stated that acknowledged should guarantee there aren’t any examination centres in containment zones, there are provisions of thermal screening and sanitisers on the centres, and social distancing in any respect examination centres.
“In view of the examinations to be carried out by completely different boards, their examination schedules must be staggered. Particular buses could also be organized by the States and UTs for transportation of the scholars to the examination centres,” the letter has stated.
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