The Delhi High Court directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to continue with the marks moderation policy this year. The policy awards grace marks to students for difficult questions.
However, the court during the hearing also made clear that it may choose to scrap the policy from next year. The last minute order by the High Court (HC) has brought relief to CBSE students as the results are unlikely to be declared today.
More on the CBSE Moderation Policy report:
- A bench headed by acting chief justice Gita Mittal and Justice Pratibha M Singh have passed the interim order on a PIL filed by a parent and a lawyer contending that the policy should not be done away with this year, as decided by some states, since it would affect the students of class 12, particularly those who have applied for admissions abroad.
- The petition had said that the policy was changed by way of a notification by CBSE after the exams for the year were held and hence would have a drastic impact on the students.
- Also, the Delhi High Court has termed Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) decision to scrap its 'moderation policy' as "unfair and irresponsible".
- The decision of the CBSE, which would come into effect from this year, "would have a drastic effect on the students," the court had said.
- While speaking on the declaration of results, Pretty Shenai, Carmel Convent School said, "The Class 12 board results 2017 are unlikely to be declared today as Delhi HC has asked the board to continue giving grace marks".
More on PIL:
- The petition was filed by a parent and a lawyer.
- The plea has been filed through advocates Rimali Batra and Ashish Verma who have contended that states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, have decided to implement the policy change from next year and hence the students from these states would fare better than those from Delhi and other states.
- They said that the policy was changed by way of a notification after the exams for the year were held and hence would have a drastic impact on the students.
- Last year in December, CBSE had requested MHRD to do away with the Marks Moderation Policy.