Delhi govt demands more time to prepare class 10 results, writes to CBSE
Since many of its teachers are engaged in COVID-19 duties and schools are being used as vaccination centres, the Delhi government urged the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to check the timetable for compiling Class 10 board exam results on Wednesday. The government also cited the high positivity rate, the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital, and the city's lockdown until May 10 in a letter to the CBSE.
The CBSE has stated that schools must apply marks for Class 10 students by June 11 and that the results will be announced by June 20. The Delhi government said, "Keeping in mind the current situation, including its emotional repercussions, implementation of lockdown, and deployment of teachers for various duties, the competent authority of CBSE is requested to kindly review the time schedule... regarding the policy for the tabulation of marks for Class X Board Exams 2021."
“Furthermore, most teachers and other employees, including data entry operators and IT assistants of Delhi government schools, are at the forefront of COVID-19 related duties to assist the district administration,” it said. Teachers are assisting with door-to-door surveys in COVID-19 hotspots and distressed areas, providing assistance with checking and touch tracing, tracking the movement of bodies, and ensuring prompt disposal of requests for hearse vans, according to the letter. They are also involved in COVID vaccination-related practises.
The teachers are also assisting the government in enforcing COVID protocols and airport screening, according to the study.
76 of the government's schools have been identified as COVID vaccination centres, according to the government.Furthermore, some teachers and students, as well as their family members, have tested positive for COVID-19 or have lost loved ones, according to the study.
According to a Delhi health department bulletin, the city saw 311 COVID-19 deaths and 20,960 new cases, bringing the total to 18,063 deaths and 12,53,902 infections. Because of the increase in COVID-19 cases, the CBSE cancelled Class 10 exams on April 14 and postponed Class 12 exams.