NIOS 10th and 12th Result 2020 Must Be Declared by 7th August 2020, says Supreme Court

Created On: Jul 16, 2020 19:07 IST
Modified on : Jul 16, 2020 19:07 IST

NIOS 10th and 12th Result 2020 Date Confirmed: Supreme Court of India directions to NIOS i.e. National Institute of Open ensure that NIOS 10th and 12th Results 2020 are declared, latest by 7th August 2020. The direction came after NIOS issued a notification confirming cancellation of NIOS Board Exams 2020 for both 10th and 12th Class students, after multiple postponements due to COVID-19.  The judgement was delivered by a Supreme Court bench of headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar who was hearing the matter filed by two petitioners with regards to NIOS Board’s decision to hold the 10th and 12th Class Board Exams despite the worsening COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country.

NIOS 10th and 12th Results 2020 by 7th August

The matter that was being discussed in the apex court today dealt with two petitions filed by petitioners with regards to holding of the pending examination by NIOS Board in the light of rising number of Coronavirus cases in the country. Earlier, NIOS had planned to hold the NIOS 10th and 12th Class Exams 2020 from 17th July 2020 onwards; however, this decision was retracted later. Prior to the hearing, on July 10, the NIOS Board issued a formal notification confirming cancellation of NIOS 10th and 12th Class Exams 2020 which were pending and postponed owing to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

Following this notification, in today’s hearing the Supreme Court Bench, which comprised of Justice A M Khanwilkar along witj Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna noted 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.” The bench further clarified that “In other words, the time-line for declaring the results by…NIOS is now specified as August 7.”

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