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SC dismisses petitions challenging reconducting of CBSE class 10, 12 exams

A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.

A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.   | Photo Credit: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

A Bench led by Justice S.A. Bobde said the Court cannot interfere in the discretion of the CBSE to conduct re-examination.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to entertain petitions filed by students and others challenging an earlier decision taken by the CBSE to reconduct classes 10 and 12 Maths and Economics exams respectively following the alleged leak of the question papers.

A Bench led by Justice S.A. Bobde said the Court cannot interfere in the discretion of the CBSE to conduct re-examination.

The petitions included one filed by 15-year-old Rohan Mathew to quash the decision of the CBSE to reconduct the exams. Mathew, a Class 10 student from a school in Kerala, had argued that the CBSE’s decision to cancel the Maths exam “merely on the basis of an unconfirmed apprehension” of a leak in Delhi has put the future of over 16 lakh students who appeared for the exam on March 28, in India and abroad, in peril.

Another petition was filed by sisters Anusuya and Gayatri Thomas to strike down the decision taken by the CBSE to confine the reconducting of the class 10 Maths paper to Delhi and Haryana alone.

Supreme Court advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava had also moved the Supreme Court seeking a CBI probe into the paper leaks, saying the incident reflected a collective failure on the part of the Centre and its agencies to protect the children and their future.

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