"Unfair and irresponsible" were the terms given by the Delhi High Court to the CBSE's decision of scrapping the marks moderation policy. Under the moderation policy, students were awarded with the grace marks for the difficult questions. The High Court also asked the CBSE why the marks moderation policy cannot be implemented from next year again.
"The CBSE's decision, which would come into effect from this year, would have a drastic effect on the students," a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Pratibha M Singh said.
The court asked CBSE to acknowledge on the same by tomorrow, when it will hear the PIL which says that the policy should not be done away with this year, as this would drastically affect the students who have applied for admission in abroad.
The petition, filed by a parent and lawyer said that policy was changed by issuing a notification and that too after the exams were held and will leave a drastic impact on the students and their results.
Senior advocate Balbir Singh, appearing for the petitioners, said "as a result of the change in policy, Class 12 students may not meet the cut-off of the Delhi University as there could be a decrease in marks by at least 15 per cent due to CBSE's decision".
Another plea filed by advocates Rimali Batra and Ashish Verma says that the states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have decided to implement the change from next year and this way, students from these states would be better than those from Delhi and other states.
It also said that the students from CBSE would end up scoring less than the state board exams.