High Court Orders Postponement Of SSC Exams
The High Court directed the state government to postpone the 2020 Class X (SSC) public examinations that are to be held next week, i. e. from March 23 to 30.
Hyderabad | 20th March 2020
In an important development, a division bench of the Telangana High Court on Friday directed the state government to postpone the Class X (SSC) annual public examinations for 2020 that are to be held next week, i. e. from March 23 to 30 (the exams have already started), keeping in view the threat of the deadly coronavirus COVID-19 in the state.
The bench comprising Chief Justice R S Chauhan and Justice A Abhishek Reddy directed the state government to reschedule the examination dates after reviewing the situation, and announce its decision by March 29.
The bench passed the order in a PIL filed by one M Bala Krishna, a faculty member in a private educational institution in the city, challenging the state government's decision to conduct the SSC examinations despite the threat of the virus.
The bench observed that in view of the spread of the coronavirus across the country, it would be unwise on the part of the state to compel the students to write the exams at this time.
The bench said that the examination scheduled for Saturday (March 21) would however be conducted as per schedule.
The Class X examinations commenced on Thursday (March 19).
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