TS SSC Exams: Stop Being Rigid or Will Stay SSC Exams, Hc Warns Govt
The Telangana high court on Friday warned to stop the SSC exams, which are scheduled to begin on June 8, if the state government was not willing to allow those students who wanted to take the exams at a later stage in view of Covid-19 fears.
The court has announced that the government must come up with an answer by Saturday afternoon, failing which it would be forced to stay the entire exam schedule.
In light of the prevailing COVID-19 situation, a bench of Chief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and Justice B Vijaysen Reddy said the government should display flexibility in respect of those students whose parents are hesitant to send them out for exams and be cautious as it concerns the lives of students.
Furthermore, the bench indicated that it would allow the exams with a condition that, “Students who miss the exams now should be allowed to write the supplementary exams, which are likely to be held in August or September. Their marks memos should show them as a regular student and not as ones passed in supplementary exams, which is considered as a stigma."
Talking tough, the bench further said, "If you(government) are not ready to display such flexibility, then we may have to say the examinations.” It was hearing a PIL filed by M Balakrishna, seeking postponement of the exams.
The bench also warned the government that, if the government is not ready to display such flexibility, then examinations would be stopped.