Moderate marks or Not? CBSE may move to SC against HC decision

By: Admin 25 May, 2017

Much chaos has been created because of the CBSE’s decision to scrap moderation policy. Now when the time has arrived for the Board exam results to be announced, the Delhi High Court order to not scrap the policy this year has everyone confused.

 

The students yesterday rejoiced on the HC decision, but CBSE has been silent on the matter. Indications are that the Board would move to Supreme Court against the Delhi HC order. Due to this row, the delay in Class 12th results is inevitable, and many other school boards have also decided to wait and watch the developments. The delay in Class 12th results will have a direct effect on admissions in universities.

 

Highlights
  • CBSE may move to SC against the Delhi HC order to not scrap Moderation Policy of marks this year.

  • The delay in Class 12th results will have a direct effect on admissions in universities.

  • Seven state Boards have already declared their results without moderation of marks.

  • In the meeting, it was decided that a legal opinion is to be taken on the matter as well as explore other options, said a senior HRD Ministry official.

  • CBSE sources add that nothing can be said for certain till a final decision in the matter is taken.

Besides, a move to apply moderation, or not apply it, will impact candidates across boards. CBSE, along with 31 school education boards, had reached a consensus on April 24, 2017, on not moderating marks and around seven boards have already declared their results based on that understanding.

 

"In the meeting, it was decided that a legal opinion is to be taken on the matter as well as explore other options," a senior ministry official said after the meeting. While HRD sources said that "results should not be delayed because of this issue", CBSE sources added that nothing can be said for certain till a final decision in the matter is taken.

 

Former chairperson of CBSE, Ashok Kumar Ganguly, called for the intervention of the HRD ministry in stopping the misuse of the moderation system.

 

 

The concept of moderation was evolved to prevent any disadvantage to a section of students due to varying difficulty levels or inadequacy in the exam system. Instead, it became a source of competition among school boards. In fact, even CBSE joined the competition, when it spiked the results of its all-India mathematics exam by 16 marks and those for the Delhi region by 15 marks. This resulted in lakhs of students scoring unusually high marks in the subject.

 

This news has been taken from Times of India website. Read the original here.