After submitting in the Supreme Court that it will decide on objective assessment of now cancelled 12th class board examinations, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has constituted a 13-member committee for setting well-defined objective criteria for Class 12 Board Examination Assessment 2020-2021. The committee will submit its report within 10 days from the date of issue of the orders. This comes after the announcement for cancellation of board exams on June 1.
The members of the panel include — Ministry of Education Joint Secretary Vipin Kumar; Delhi Education Director Udit Prakash Rai; Kenridya Vidyalaya Sangathan Commissioner Nidhi Pandey; Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti Commissioner Vinayak Garg; Chandigarh School Education Director Rubinderjit Singh Brar; CBSE Director (IT) Antriksh Johri, CBSE Director (Academics) Joseph Emanuel, Dr Sanyam Bhardwaj (Controller of Exams, CBSE) and P K Banerjee (DDG Statistics, MoE). The panel will also have one representative each from UGC and NCERT and two representatives from schools.
The exams were scheduled to be conducted in May-June and were postponed in view of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. The CBSE has already cancelled class 10 board exams and announced an alternative marking policy.