The Vacation Bench of Supreme Court on Sunday dismissed a plea seeking cancellation of the remaining Class X examinations scheduled to be held on June 29-30, to be conducted by the board of secondary education of Rajasthan.
The bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna, in an urgent hearing conducted on Sunday evening through video conferencing.
The Bench stated that the Rajasthan High Court order under challenge was passed on May 29 and since then there has been no new COVID-19 case in exam halls.
“We find no infirmity in the view expressed by the High Court. The petitioner has not referred to even a single instance in this Special Leave Petition to highlight the deficiency of facilities or for that matter flouting of any protocol specified by the central government or state government in any examination centre, whilst conducting such examination during the COVID-19 pandemic situation,” the bench said.
It also stated that the state government will take necessary precautions as per the national guidelines and regulations.