In a recent ruling, the Delhi High Court has stated that schools are not allowed to seek corrections in the marks of their students after uploading them on the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) website. This decision comes as a result of a case filed by a school against the CBSE regarding the correction of marks.
The court emphasized that once the marks have been uploaded on the CBSE website, they are considered final and cannot be altered by the schools. The purpose of this ruling is to ensure transparency and maintain the integrity of the examination process.
The CBSE is responsible for conducting board examinations for secondary and senior secondary students across India. After the exams, the board releases the results, which include the marks obtained by each student. These marks are then uploaded on the CBSE website for public access.
Previously, some schools would seek corrections in the marks of their students even after the results were published. This created a sense of uncertainty and unfairness among students and their parents. The Delhi High Court’s ruling aims to put an end to such practices and establish a clear and consistent policy.
The court’s decision also takes into account the fact that the CBSE has a well-defined process for the verification of marks. If a student believes that there has been an error in the calculation of marks, they can apply for a verification process within a specified time frame. The CBSE then rechecks the answer sheets and corrects any mistakes that may have occurred.
“Para 8 of the Circular dated 8 November 2019 specifically stipulates, in the matter of the marks relating to internal assessment in Classes X and XII, that no request from the school stating that wrong marks have been uploaded, would be entertained once the marks already stood uploaded on the CBSE’s website. The marks once uploaded would be treated as final for preparing the result of the CBSE.”
By disallowing schools from seeking corrections in marks after uploading them on the CBSE website, the court ensures that the verification process is followed correctly and that the marks are not tampered with arbitrarily. This protects the interests of the students and maintains the credibility of the examination system.
The ruling also highlights the importance of accuracy and diligence on the part of schools while uploading the marks. Schools are expected to double-check the marks before submitting them to the CBSE to minimize the chances of errors. Once the marks are uploaded, schools cannot claim any discrepancies and must accept them as final.
It is worth noting that this ruling does not prevent schools from seeking corrections in cases of genuine errors or technical glitches that may have occurred during the uploading process. In such cases, schools can approach the CBSE with valid evidence and explanations for the discrepancies.
The Delhi High Court’s decision is a significant step towards ensuring fairness and transparency in the examination system. It holds schools accountable for the accuracy of the marks they upload and prevents any manipulation or alteration of marks after they have been made public.
Students and parents can now have confidence in the marks published on the CBSE website, knowing that they are final and have undergone the necessary verification process. This ruling also encourages schools to be more diligent in their record-keeping and uploading procedures, ultimately benefiting the entire education system.
Overall, the Delhi High Court’s ruling serves as a reminder that the examination process should be conducted with utmost integrity and fairness. By preventing schools from seeking corrections in marks after uploading them on the CBSE website, the court ensures that the interests of students are protected and the credibility of the education system is maintained.