Supreme Court stays declaration of Karnataka Board results 2024 for grades 5, 8, 9 & 11

1 month ago


Supreme Court

intervened by issuing a

stay order

against the decision made by the Division Bench of the

Karnataka High Court

. This decision had previously permitted the conduct of board examinations for students in the 5th, 8th, 9th, and 11th grades of schools affiliated with the State Board.
Additionally, the Court has instructed that the outcomes of the Board Examinations declared by any school must be put on hold and not utilized for any purposes whatsoever.

Furthermore, if these results have not yet been conveyed to the parents, they should not be communicated until further notice.
The panel comprising Justices Bela Trivedi and Pankaj Mithal characterized the situation as a clear example of the Karnataka state government causing significant upheaval and distress, not only to the students and their parents but also to the teachers and school administrators. The panel noted that the order issued by the High Court seemed, at first glance, to be inconsistent with the provisions outlined in the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or the Right to Education Act of 2009 (RTE).
The panel was deliberating on the petitions submitted by the Registered Unaided Private Schools Management Association Karnataka and other concerned parties, contesting the state's directive to conduct Board Examinations.

Previously, in a significant ruling, the Karnataka High Court invalidated the notification issued by the state's school education department concerning the organization of

board exams

for classes 5, 8, and 9. This decision, rendered by Justice Ravi V Hosmani, who oversaw a single judge bench, supports the assertions presented by the Registered Associations of Private Unaided Schools.

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