The Delhi High Court on Monday asked CBSE why it cannot defer the implementation of “No Grace Marks” policy to next years as many state boards have decided to postpone it to 2018, a decisiion that may affect CBSE students and Delhi students in particular.
The Delhi High Court bench termed the CBSE decision to scrap “moderation” marks from this year onwards as “unfair and irresponsible” and asked why it cannot be implemented from next year.
The bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Pratibha M Singh asked CBSE to inform the court by today, Tuesday, as the CBSE Class 12 results are due next week. The petitioners, Rakesh Kumar and advocate Ashish Verma, have argued that the notification is not found on the CBSE’s website.
The new policy for Class 12 students may result in decrease in marks by at least 15%, which the petitioners argued may go against the CBSE students compared to state board students this year, especially in admission to Delhi University where the cutoff is usually very high around 98%.
Some state boards like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, have decided to implement the policy change from next year. When the Board requested Delhi University to relax cutoff for CBSE students, it refused on ground of parity.
Since the plea is mainly to seek a level-playing field for CBSE students with other board students, the other areas of argument in the case include respecitve state college admissions and grant of streams of study in higher education and migration to other instiutions where state board students may stand better than CBSE students this year.[ CBSE Class 12 Result 2017 Around May 24, ICSE in May Last Week ]
Depending on CBSE filing before the court today, it may either decide to defer the decision on moderation marks to next year, which may require re-enumeration of marks of all the students that may delay the CBSE Class 12 results. Or else, it may seek court to allow it to go ahead with the moderation policy in view of finalisation of results before this month-end.