The state government replied that around 50,000 staff members, all vaccinated, are ready to conduct the examinations.

“Other boards have taken a conscious decision based on ground reality. There is a new variant Delta plus. Nobody is clear how it is going to roll out. Who took the decision to hold the exam and what are the parameters on which decision was taken? It is a question of the health of everybody not only about conducting the examination. We are not convinced about your plan,” the bench said.