Supreme Court directs NIOS to declare Class 10, 12 results by August 7. The Supreme Court ordered the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) to declare the results of the current academic year by August 7. The direction came after NIOS issued a notification confirming the cancellation of NIOS Board Exams 2020 for both 10th and 12th Class students, after multiple postponements due to COVID-19. Follow us to get daily updates.
The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), formerly National Open School, (name changed in 2002) is the board of education under the Union Government of India. It was established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India in 1989 to provide education to all segments of society under the motive to increase literacy and aimed forward for flexible learning. The NIOS is a national board that administers examinations for Secondary and Senior Secondary examinations similar to the CBSE and the CISCE. It also offers vocational courses after high school.
Court Order on NIOS Result:
The bench said in a statement 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,”
Earlier, on July 10, the NIOS Board issued a formal notification confirming the cancellation of NIOS 10th and 12th Class Exams 2020 which were pending and postponed owing to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
On account of the COVID-19 pandemic, some papers remained pending which were earlier scheduled to be held on specified dates in July and August but came to postponed indefinitely. The petitioner highlighted the risk of conducting the exams at a time like this.
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