Ahead of strike, ICSE reschedules three exams, Maharashtra does not.
Eleven Central trade unions tonight stuck to their call for a
two-day nation-wide strike from Wednesday after talks
with senior ministers convened at the instance of Prime Minister
“The strike is on… They are only asking for time. They say they will study the demand and will give proper reply or take necessary action later on… We said it is not possible, there should be some concrete decision over demands of the workers,” INTUC President G Sanjeeva Reddy told reporters. INTUC is affiliated to the Congress.
Three papers, art paper III, environmental science paper I and environmental education paper 1, scheduled on February 20 and 21 are now rescheduled to February 25 and April 1.
"We had received requests from heads of various schools from across the country since the bandh was announced. Following a meeting we were of the opinion that we should not take any chances," said Gerry Arathoon, chief executive and secretary of Council for ICSE.
While ICSE has rescheduled the examinations, the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) Monday announced it will not reschedule the exams as there are chances the bandh would be called off.
The HSC exams will start from February 21.
(With inputs from PTI, Indian Express )