A plea has been filed in Supreme Court to issue comprehensive guidelines for the conduct of online virtual classes through video conferencing. The plea has been filed keeping in view cyber attack threats to children and unequal access of the internet for poor students attending these classes.
Schools and colleges have been teaching through online due to Corona pandemic.
The petition has been filed by Dr. Nand Kishore Garg, through Advocate Shashank Deo Sudhi to discontinue online classes until guidelines are formed for hosting online classes in a completely encrypted and safeguarded manner.
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Moreover, the plea also states that appropriate guidelines should be given to the Central government and the HRD Minister along with CBSE to develop the pattern of the online exams to be conducted by various agencies with specified software, which will not allow any other cyber application or the possibility of pop-ups in any other window during the course of online examination.
The plea also urges the top court to direct the respondents, including the Centre, to evolve a proper mechanism to make sure that children of economically weaker sections of the society have access to these classes by ensuring computer devices for them.