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Delhi High Court term CBSE ‘Moderation Policy’ as unfair!

Delhi High Court term CBSE ‘Moderation Policy’ as unfair!
Radhika Srivastava

Moderation policy of CBSE is criticized by students and now by Delhi High Court


Well, tomorrow is a result day for all those students who had appeared in 12th CBSE exam this year. We can understand your feelings people. We would like to wish you all the very best. We know you will come out of flying colors. The Delhi High Court today termed as “unfair and irresponsible” the CBSE’s decision to scrap its ‘moderation policy’ under which grace marks are given to students in exams for difficult questions and asked why it cannot be implemented from next year. The CBSE’s decision, which would come into effect from this year, “would have a drastic effect on the students,” a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Pratibha M Singh said. This sudden decision has affected a lot of students.

Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court

Petition has been filed against CBSE’s decision

Apart from this, it has also asked the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) why it cannot implement the change in policy from next year as the results of the 2016-17 exams are expected to be announced in a few days.

It asked the CBSE to tell it by tomorrow when it would hear a PIL that has contended 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 who have applied for admissions abroad.

The petition, moved by a parent and a lawyer, has 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. Senior advocate Balbir Singh, appearing for the petitioners, said as a result of the change in policy, Class 12 students may not meet the cut-off of the Delhi University as there could be a decrease in marks by at least 15 per cent due to CBSE’s decision.

The plea, filed through advocates Rimali Batra and Ashish Verma, 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. Lot of students carry a dream in their eyes of getting admission in Delhi University but this time thus dream would not turn into a reality.

We hope CBSE change its decision soon!

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