Bhubaneswar: In a significant development in CBSE Class XII results row, Union Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday directed the Central Board to adhere to the orders of Orissa High Court in letter and spirit.
Javadekar issued the instruction after a meeting with a delegation of Odisha Abhibhabaka Mahasangha (OAM), which has been spearheading the cause of students, in New Delhi on Thursday.
The Minister has also asked the CBSE not to appeal against the decision of the HC on re-evaluation of answer sheets of students who had moved the court and withdraw the writ petition filed in the court to review the orders of re-evaluation.
The students now can apply for copy of their answer sheets till June 30 and those not satisfied with the marks can appeal for re-evaluation after getting the order of the HC.
While the students had to sign an undertaking stating that the answer papers cannot be shared with a third agency or challenged in the court, Javadekar directed the CBSE to withdraw the provision.
After re-evaluation, if a student scores 10 or more than 10 marks than the original score, the CBSE will have to refund the fees deposited by the examinee.