Recently CBSE, which is one of the most preferred boards in Indian education system, denied the plea of a student to change its date of birth.CBSE denied the request even when the local court has issued an order in favor of the candidate. Tarsem Mangla, Additional District judge Mohali was the one to issue orders in the favor of the candidate.
What went wrong?
Mohit Jindal, 24 who is a resident of Phase II, Mohali filed a case against CBSE alleging that the board has refused to change its date of birth to which CBS, the defendant replied that it is not only illegal but also null and void.
- Mohit was born on April 24,1992, in Guwahati
- His birth certificate was registered with the department of health services in Assam on April 28, 1994
- His date of birth is also mentioned in all his documents including Passport, Adhar Card, Voter ID, Pan card and as well as driving license.
- During the admission process, by mistake, his date of birth was mentioned as April 24, 1992.
- When he was promoted to class 11, he took the admission at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, Chandigarh.
- But, in the transfer certificate his dob was mentioned April 24, 1991 which lead to confusion.
- To get the mistake rectified, the mother of Mohit submitted a request to the Principal of old school but the matter remained pending.
"Declaration that letters of 2011 and 2014 whereby request of the plaintiff seeking correction of his date of birth was declined are illegal, null and void, a mandate is issued directing the defendants to correct date of birth," the statement from board authorities said.