The Assam Cabinet on its Wednesday meeting decided not to allow the pending Class 10 and Class 12 final examinations to be conducted in the state due to the prevailing Covid19 situation.

The decision was taken during the Assam Cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Sharing the decision of the Assam Cabinet, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on his Twitter handle on Wednesday said a final decision regarding the Higher Secondary Leaving Certificate (HSLC) & Assam High Madrassa (AHM) Examinations and the Higher Secondary final examinations will be taken on June 18.

The final decision will be taken during a meeting to be held on Friday between the education department and various other stakeholders including students’ organisations in the state.

“Final decision regarding HSLC, High Madrassa and HS final year examinations will be taken on June 18 in a meeting between Edu Dept & various other stakeholders. It was recommended by the Cabinet not to allow the exams due to prevailing #COVID19 pandemic,” chief minister Sarma tweeted.

After the Assam Cabinet meeting, health minister Keshab Mahanta told the media: “It is not possible to conduct the HSLC and HS examinations due to the prevailing Covid19 situation.”

“The Assam Cabinet recommended that following the normal modalities of conducting the examinations or in the same system, which has been followed traditionally since long, the examinations now cannot be conducted amid Covid19 pandemic,” health minister Mahanta said.

Meanwhile, a section of students from Assam have filed a petition in the Supreme Court with an appeal to cancel the HSLC and HS examinations due to Covid19 pandemic.

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