April 2, 2018, 6:08 am
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has postponed Class 12 and Class 10 exams scheduled to be held today in Punjab at the request of the state government in view of ‘Bharat Bandh’ against the alleged dilution of SC/ST Act.
The board said it has received a letter of request, on April 1, 2018, from the director general (school education) of the Punjab government to postpone all its examinations scheduled to be held on Monday on account of apprehensions of law and order problems and other disturbances in the day during the ‘Bharat Bandh’.
The state government has also taken a decision to keep all schools shut for the day, the CBSE said referring to the letter of the state government.
According to a CBSE statement" Taking cognisance of the letter of the director general (school education), the CBSE decided to postpone all class 12 and 10 examinations scheduled for April 2, 2018 in the state of Punjab".
The CBSE said in a statement that “Exams will carry on as per schedule in UT of Chandigarh and rest of the country. Chandigarh is the capital of both Punjab and Haryana.
The next date of the examinations in Punjab will be released soon by the CBSE board.