In a major move, Supreme Court has directed National Institute of Open ensure (NIOS) to declare Class 10th and 12th Results 2020 by 7th August 2020. The direction came after NIOS issued a notification confirming cancellation of NIOS Board Exams 2020 for both 10th and 12th Class students, after multiple postponements due to COVID-19.
The judgement was delivered by Justice A M Khanwilkar who was hearing the matter filed by two petitioners with regards to NIOS Board’s decision to hold the 10th and 12th Class Board Exams.
Earlier, NIOS had planned to hold the NIOS 10th and 12th Class Exams 2020 from 17th July 2020 onwards; however, this decision was retracted later. Prior to the hearing, on July 10, the NIOS Board issued a formal notification confirming cancellation of NIOS 10th and 12th Class Exams 2020 which were pending and postponed owing to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
The bench noted that “Considering the fact that…NIOS has already issued a notification on July 10, 2020, after the institution of these petition(s), nothing survives for consideration in the present writ petition(s) except to observe that…NIOS must ensure that the result for the current academic year is declared not later than August 7, 2020.” The bench further clarified that.