The hiatus over the mid-term switch to Sanskrit from German in Kendriya Vidyalayas across the nation imposed by the government has come to an interesting turn where the centre has given an undertaking to the Supreme Court saying performance in Sanskrit would not disqualify any student from taking the optional Class X board examinations.
The parents and students were in confusion over the decision of the government that came few days earlier when they decided to not take the examination of Sanskrit this year, because of the mid-term switch in the subjects. The students of Class VI and VII were due to appear in their German examinations this year. These students might find them disqualified for the Class X board examinations as according to the rules the students need to pass the language paper in all the three classes (from class VIII to X). Since the students are forcefully said to take up Sanskrit, for which the government has decided to take no examinations this year, they wouldn’t be able to qualify for the Class X board examinations.
The attorney general Mukul Rohatgi pointed out that the Class X board examinations are optional now and said that no student will be disqualified because of mid-stream introduction of Sanskrit, for which there will be no examination this year. The marks obtained by the students in class VI and VII alone would be taken into consideration as far as Class X board is concerned.
The Supreme Court bench has said to clarify any concerns raised by the parents before December 16 to Rohatgi as the attorney general has already clarified that the decision to introduce Sanskrit has already been implemented and there is no looking back.
Summary: Supreme Court bench issued circular stating that performance in Sanskrit would not disqualify any student from taking the optional Class X board examinations. This is issued to break out the confusion that arrived in between parents of students.