CBSE exams on schedule

Despite the loss of teaching days due to traders' strike the schedule for board exams will not change.

india Updated: Nov 17, 2006 09:58 IST

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Wednesday informed Delhi High Court that the schedule for next year's Class 10 and 12 examinations will not be changed despite the loss of teaching days due to traders' strike in the capital.

Counsel for the board informed this to a division bench comprising judges Vijender Jain and P.K. Bhasin in reply to a notice issued by it on a public suit by NGO Manav Adhikar Suraksha Samiti.

The NGO had sought rescheduling of the exams to cover the loss of teaching days in Delhi schools due to the agitation against the Supreme Court-mandated sealing of commercial premises in residential areas.

The board further stated that there was no plan as of now to review the exam schedule.

The petitioner submitted that schoolchildren, particularly those who would be appearing in the coming board exams next year, had suffered the most due to the agitation.

It submitted that the Delhi government had directed schools in the capital to shut on Oct 10, 31 and Nov 6, 7 and 8 when the traders had given a call for shutdown.

Following the submission by the board, the bench disposed of the petition.

First Published: Nov 16, 2006 10:25 IST