New Delhi, Apr, 14: The central government on Wednesday announced cancellation of CBSE board exams. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of rising cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The meeting was attended by Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, education secretary and other officials.
The exams were originally scheduled for May and June.
Many chief ministers had written to PM Modi seeking postponement of the Class 10 and 12 board exams in the wake of rising number of Covid-19 cases. The letter request came from Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
In his letter to Pokhriyal, Singh pointed to the prevailing Covid-19 situation and stressed that “it would only be appropriate that a decision is taken forthwith to postpone the Class 10 and 12 Board examinations”.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had also written to PM Modi, urging that the board exams should be deferred. (HT)