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Delhi HC quashes plea to change date of Class 12 Economics paper

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Published : Apr 17, 2018, 4:51 am IST
Updated : Apr 17, 2018, 4:51 am IST

The bench said it was the CBSE’s decision to reconduct the exam and was outside its purview.

Delhi High Court. (Photo: PTI/File)
 Delhi High Court. (Photo: PTI/File)

New Delhi: Dismissing a plea seeking rescheduling of the re-examination of the Class 12 Economics paper, which the CBSE has decided to conduct on April 25 following an alleged leak, the Delhi high court on Monday made it clear that changing exam dates was outside its purview and any such attempt would be an “anarchy”.

The court asked the CBSE to place before it the records relating to the board’s decision not to conduct re-examination of Class 10 Mathematics examination, which also was allegedly leaked, after a petition seeking a re-test came up. It 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 two-judge bench rejected the plea filed by an NGO, Suniye, seeking to either change the date of re-examination of class 12 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 bench said it was the CBSE’s decision to reconduct the exam and was outside its purview.

The court 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.

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