Delhi HC scolded CBSE for causing much trouble to the students as CBSE failed to notify the students that re-evaluation was permissible in all subjects of class 12.
The remark form court came after it was informed that Board was feeling hesitant in accepting the applications for the re-evaluation even after the high court told the CBSE on July 6 to go ahead with the re-evaluation of marks of the students who are seeking the re-evaluation.
CBSE defended itself by saying that the last date for registering for the re-evaluation was July 7. CBSE also said that the re-evaluation cannot be an open ended exercise.
A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar, however, did not accept the CBSE's argument and said, "Why did you not post our order online on your website? You gave the students only one- day's time (on July 7) to apply for re-evaluation without even informing them about our decision (of July 6)".
The court further said that once it passed the order on July 6 the deadline of July 7 no longer applied.
In July 6 order the court has said "the relief (of re-evaluation) is not confined only to the petitioners before it and shall be admissible to all the similarly situated students who seek re-evaluation of their answer sheets".
During the proceedings, the court told the lawyers of the students whose sheets were not re-evaluated by the board to submit the application and afterwards the court will pass the appropriate orders in this regard.
The court said to CBSE "Have you looked at the disparity? 64 marks have become 93 (in one case). That is too much".
When board said that in most cases the marks were only increased by the 1 or 2 marks, the court said that on such large scale exams even 1 or 2 marks can be of prime importance.
The next hearing for the case will be held on August 29.