CBSE paper leak: Delhi HC dismisses an intervening plea seeking to…

Postado Abril 17, 2018

The re-examination of the Class XII Economics paper will be conducted on April 25.

However, while hearing one of the pleas by a group of students seeking re-test of Class 10 mathematics paper, the court asked the Central Board Secondary Education (CBSE) to submit the records relating to the board's decision not to conduct re-examination and listed the matter for April 20.

The order came after the court was apprised by the CBSE's counsel that it has issued a notification that the Class 10 maths examination will not be re-conducted as it can not afford to hold it again and make over 16 lakh students appear in it, reported Indo-Asian News Agency. CBSE, however, issued a notification saying that it can not afford to conduct the examination again.

The bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar was hearing a batch of petitions seeking a court monitored investigation into CBSE paper leaks of Economics and Maths.

Meanwhile, the court disposed off a plea by NGO Social Jurist after the counsel Ashok Agarwal said he was satisfied with the board's decision of not holding the re-examination for the Class 10 paper.

"As you are saying NDA exam is clashing". A news agency PTI quoted, "Whether to hold an exam or not, it is up to the CBSE".

The bench directed CBSE to file a report on what basis they formed their report dated April 3, 2018. The trial court had held the five men guilty for the offences under IPC sections 376 (D) (gang rape), 395 (dacoity), 366 (kidnapping), 342 (wrongful confinement), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention). But he rested his case after CBSE's decision of not conducting the class 10 re-exam altogether.

The court said the convicts had shown the country in poor light.

During the course of proceedings, the intervener said: "It would not be in the benefit of the students to give retest in the class 12 Economics paper as there are various competitive exams going to be held on the earlier dates".