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CBSE May Not Move SC over Moderation Policy, No Official Confirmation Yet

May 26, 2017 17:35 IST

    CBSE Result 2017: Latest Updates Uncertainty persists over the declaration of CBSE Class 12 result 2017, as the board is likely to challenge the Delhi High Court order over moderation policy in the Supreme Court, as per media reports. However, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said CBSE result 2017 will be declared on time.

    Recently, the Delhi High Court ordered that the evaluation for the class 12 & class 10 board exams this year (2017) should be done as per the grace marks policy that was in vogue when the students submitted the examination forms. The court termed the CBSE's decision to scrap its 'moderation policy' as “irresponsible & unfair".

    Now, as per recent media reports, CBSE officials consulted with HRD Ministry over the court’s order and to finalise the course of action.

    There is no official confirmation that CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) will challenge the High Court's order on moderation policy in the Supreme Court. However, if CBSE will move to the Supreme Court than there will be a delay in the announcement of CBSE Class 12 result 2017 and the students seeking admission to colleges in India and abroad may suffer.

    Recently, CBSE along with some other state board decided to scrap “moderation policy” under which, examinees were awarded up to 15 per cent extra marks in certain papers if the questions are deemed to be difficult or out of syllabus. But, state boards like Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh & Chhattisgarh decide that they will scrap this policy from next year.

    CBSE Scrap grace marks policy

    After which a PIL (Public Interest Litigation) was filed by a parent & a lawyer in the Delhi High Court stating that the policy was changed by way of a notification after the exams for the year were held and therefore would have a drastic impact on the students. The Delhi High Court lashed out at CBSE’s decision on moderation policy and asked why the decision cannot be implemented from next year?

    Delhi HC to CBSE: Decision to Scrap Moderation Policy an 'Irresponsible' Act

    Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, appearing for CBSE, said no student had a vested right to expect that his or her marks would be increased. He further added that it was decided to withdraw the policy to address the issue of "spiking of marks".

    On 23rd May, The Delhi High Cy Not Move SC over Moderation Policy, No Official Confirmation Yetourt ordered that the evaluation for the class 10 and 12 board exams this year (2017) shall be done as per the grace marks policy that was in vogue when the students submitted the examination forms and also added that rules cannot be changed after the game has begun.

    After which, CBSE decided to consult HRD Ministry over the Delhi High Court order on moderation policy to chalk out future plan.

    About 10 lakh candidate appeared for CBSE 12th board exam 2017 and eagerly waiting for their CBSE board exam result 2017. But recent incidents created chaos and confusion among the students over the announcement of results.

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