Bombay HC Quashes Pil Against CISCE; Class 10 and 12 Results to Be Out by July 15

Bombay HC Quashes Pil Against CISCE; Class 10 and 12 Results to Be Out by July 15

Following Supreme Court’s June 26 order, the Bombay HC has disposed of the public interest litigation (PIL) filed by lawyer Arvind Tiwari against the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). In the plea, Tiwari, who also happens to be the parent of an ICSE student, asked the courts to stop ICSE exams and provide marks based on the students’ past performances. 

The bench consisting of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice SS Shinde, however, didn’t wait too long in citing the June 26 Supreme Court order that said - “In terms of this order, all proceedings/ petitions pertaining to the subject matter of conducting examinations for classes X and XII by ICSE for Academic Year 2019-2020 pending in this Court or any other Court shall be governed by this order and deemed to be disposed of accordingly.”

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While disposing of the PIL, the bench said, “In view of the Supreme Court order, nothing survives for decision. We record formal closure of these proceedings.”

The CISCE, for its part, has mentioned that it will follow alternate assessments in line with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) protocols and publish results by July 15. While disposing of the PIL filed by the petitioner, the court added that petitioners may approach the court if they were unsatisfied with the resolution provided by the CISCE or the methodology used. 

The petitioner, however, mentioned that there’s no information on the methodology in place to declare the results while urging the court to keep the plea pending until a proper resolution is provided. 

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