Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been queried by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) for not refunding the money to the students who had filed objections to a question in the AIPMT re-test held in July. MHRD has sought an explanation from CBSE regarding the same.
MHRD taken this action in response to the complaint filed by a local academician.
CBSE has been asked to send a suitable reply within a period of 10 days to each complainant and petitioner and a copy of the same should be sent to the ministry.
Dr. Arvind Goyal, a Chandigarh based AIPMT tutor, had earlier filed a petition with the Punjab and Haryana High Court, seeking directions to the CBSE to display the AIPMT answer key and a list stating the total number of the objections received for various questions in AIPMT 2015 along with the total amount of fee submitted by various students for filing objections.
The board, however, denied of having any precise information about the money received.
Then Dr. Arvind Goyal, in response to the board’s reckless reply, wrote a letter to the ministry of HRD in this regard which stated that “It is hard to believe that the CBSE does not have any record of questions for which objections were submitted to the board. Any exam that affects nearly 5.75 lakh candidates all over the country is definitely an issue in larger public interest.”
According to the CBSE rules, a candidate has to deposit 1,000 per question for raising an objection. The amount has to be refunded if the objection is accepted.
A local student’s parent told that the board has not refunded the amount of Rs.4000 which his sun has deposited in order to file the objections to four questions.
As the AIPMT that was held on May 3 stood cancelled, Dr. Goyal claimed for the refund of money to all the students who had submitted the fee for filing the objections to the answer key of that exam.