Andhra Pradesh cancels Class 10, 12 board exams after warning from Supreme Court
Hyderabad/IBNS: The Andhra Pradesh government has cancelled the Class 10 and Class 12 board exams after the Supreme Court warned that the state will be held responsible for even "one fatality".
Andhra Pradesh Education Minister A Suresh said it will not be possible for the state to organise the exams and declare the results by July 31 as per the direction of the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court earlier in the day said it may have to order Rs, 1 crore as compensation in case of each fatality, due to Covid if the government went ahead with its plan to conduct the exams.
"If there is even one fatality we may order compensation amounting to ₹ 1 crore... when other boards had cancelled, why (does) Andhra Pradesh want to show it is different?" a two-member bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari said this morning.
Most states as well as the Central boards have cancelled their board exams this year on account of the pandemic.
Andhra Pradesh had earlier told the court that the state government has made a decision to conduct the examination in view of the improving Covid situation.