Delhi: Delhi HC slams CBSE(Central Board of Secondary Education) for having an “anti-student attitude” and treating the students as enemies by dragging them all the way to the Supreme Court in certain matters.
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On Monday, Delhi High Court whacked CBSE for ‘treating students like enemies’ and its “anti-student attitude”.
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan observed while hearing a plea moved by the Board challenging a single judge order. The order said the CBSE’s reassessment scheme for students whose board exams got cancelled due to COVID-19 would apply to improvement candidates also.
The bench said, “We don’t like this anti-student attitude of the CBSE. You are dragging students all the way to the Supreme Court. Should they be studying or going to court? We should start imposing costs on the CBSE. They are treating students as enemies.”
Further added, “what is the issue if scheme applies to all improvement students,? What is the harm in it?”
On August 14, the single-judge was held stating the scheme approved by the Supreme Court for assessing students due to cancellation of the CBSE exams in light of COVID-19 will also apply to students, who appeared for improvement examinations as they are equal victims of the pandemic.
For which the bench said, “there is no earthshaking emergency for you to come to court now all guns blazing. The CBSE should have gone to the apex court for clarification, instead of dragging students to court. The single judge had said that like regular students, those who appeared for improvement exams would also be entitled to avail the scores as per the assessment scheme or appear for the optional examination whenever it is held by the CBSE.”
The order on August 14 came following a plea by a student who appeared in the CBSE class 12 exams held in February-March last year and secured 95.25 percent. Thus, to improve his score, he dropped one year and decided to reappear in Accountancy, English Core, Economics, and Business Studies for an improvement examination this year. All other exams were as per schedule except for Business Studies as it got cancelled due to lockdown announced considering the COVID-19.
The student, Sanyam Gupta, sought that his result for the improvement examinations ought to be declared. And in respect of the cancelled paper of Business Studies, he should be treated at par with the regular students for whom an assessment scheme was approved by the apex court.
The high court has directed the CBSE to issue a corrected mark sheet to him. After implementing the order. Thereafter, issuing a corrected mark sheet to Sanyam Gupta, who then got admitted in a Delhi University college based on the same, the CBSE has now challenged the single judge’s decision.
Noting the facts and circumstances, the bench said, “The impugned order has been implemented. The child has taken admission. Why should we upset the applicant now?”
As per CBSE counsel, the improvement candidates were getting more chances under the reassessment scheme as compared to regular students. For this, the bench said it should have brought this to the attention of the apex court when the scheme was being approved.
Nevertheless, the court issued a notice to the student and sought his reply to the CBSE’s plea. The bench said to the CBSE, “we will put you to an exam now”. Then, listed the matter for hearing on February 5, 2021.
(Source: The Indian Express)