HC dismisses plea to change CBSE Eco paper date
The Delhi High Court dismissed a plea seeking rescheduling of the re-examination of the class 12th economics paper, which the CBSE has decided to conduct on April 25 following an alleged leak, on Monday.
The court also asked the CBSE to place before it the records relating to the board’s decision not to conduct a re-examination of class 10th mathematics examination, which also was allegedly leaked, after a plea seeking a re-test came up.
The bench asked the CBSE advocate to find out the reasons for the decision for not reconducting the examination and listed the plea filed by a student for April 20. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Git a Mitt al and Justice CH ari Shankar rejected the plea filed by an NGO, Suniye, seeking to either change the date of re-examination of class 12th exam or make it optional on the ground that the decided date was close to some entrance examinations, including National Defence Academy (NDA) and engineering.
The court said it was the CBSE’s decision to reconduct the exam and was outside its purview. The bench said a judicial notice has been taken of the fact that there can be no date fixed to the satisfaction of all and rescheduling of the re-test was beyond the jurisdiction of the court.
Students protest against the CBSE paper leak in the Capital