New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today dismissed a plea seeking rescheduling of the re-examination of the class 12th economics paper, which the CBSE has decided to conduct on April 25 following an alleged leak.
The court also asked the CBSE to place before it the records relating to the board’s decision not to conduct the re-examination of class 10th mathematics examination, which also was allegedly leaked, after a plea seeking a re-test came up.
The bench asked the CBSE advocate to find out the reasons for the decision for not reconducting the examination and listed the plea filed by a student for April 20.
A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar rejected the plea filed by an NGO, Suniye, seeking to either change the date of re-examination of class 12th exam or make it optional on the ground that the decided date was close to some entrance examinations, including National Defence Academy (NDA) and engineering.
The court said it was the CBSE’s decision to reconduct the exam and was outside its purview.
The bench said a judicial notice has been taken of the fact that there can be no date fixed to the satisfaction of all and rescheduling of the re-test was beyond the jurisdiction of the court.
“Whether to hold an exam or not, it is up to the CBSE. It is not up to the court to decide. It is outside our purview. As you are saying NDA exam is clashing. If they again change the date, somebody else will come. On what basis a court can say hold the exam on this day and not on that day. It will be anarchy,” the court said.
The board also opposed the intervention application of the NGO saying it has considered all the aspects before scheduling the class 12th economics exam on April 25 and due care was taken while selecting the date.