CBSE to challenge Delhi HC decision: Results may delay more!

CBSE to challenge Delhi HC decision to not to chuck mark moderation policy in Supreme Court of India. This policy is about giving grace marks to student.

The CBSE will file a special leave petition in the Supreme Court justifying its decision to scrap the moderation policy, sources told PTI.CBSE chairman R K Chaturvedi had met Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain to seek legal opinion post the HC verdict. ASG Jain told excuslively to News18 that grounds for challenging the HC judgment is underway.

“CBSE appears to have taken a tentative decision to file a Special Leave Petition, but things will be clear once the draft grounds are ready,” said Jain. At a meeting chaired by HRD minister, It was decided that before taking any future decision the board will take a legal opinion.

CBSE Chairman R K Chaturvedi, however, maintained that the court order is being “studied” and all attempts are being made not to delay the results.”The court order is being studied in detail and we are trying that the results are not delayed,” he said

The high court had on Tuesday termed as “unfair and irresponsible” the board’s decision to scrap its ‘moderation policy’ under which grace marks are given to students in exams for difficult questions and had asked why it cannot be implemented from next year.

The decision of the CBSE, which would come into effect from this year, “would have a drastic effect on the students,” the court said. It also asked the board 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. The CBSE along with 32 other boards had decided to do away with the marks moderation policy last month.

Source: Reported by News 18