CBSE Lands in Trouble Again! Board Deliberately Violates Supreme Court’s Order by Charging Fee From Students for Their Answer Sheets
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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has once again landed in serious trouble by deliberately disobeying the Supreme Court. Despite the top court’s direction, the board went on charging an unreasonable fee from its students for obtaining the copies of their evaluated answer sheets. According to its notification, CBSE prescribed the payment of Rs. 1,00 to Rs. 1,200 for class 10 and class 12 candidates who seek to follow such process. The SC on September 10 issued a notice to the educational board on the plea seeking action against CBSE for violating the court’s order. CBSE Needs to Learn Mathematics! Board Fails to Calculate the Total Marks, Revaluation Reveals the Inefficiency. 

Following a 2011 verdict, the Supreme Court in 2016 had ordered CBSE that the students have the fundamental right to access their evaluated answer-sheets under the Right to Information Act (RTI). The media reports at the time revealed that the board had charged Rs. 700 for each copy of their answer sheets. The students were further asked to go through the process of verification of marks and pay another Rs. 300 as a fee. Irrespective of Court’s direction, CBSE appeared to ignore it completely and published the notification mentioning the fee for class 10 and class 12 students who want their evaluated answer sheets. CBSE Major Blooper Exposed! 50 Percent Students in Class 12 Got More Marks After Re-Evaluation. 

Jagran Josh reported that the petition has been filed by co-founders of the Whistle for Public Interest (WHIP) Kumar Shanu and Paras Jain. They have alleged that the move is a clear violation of the SC 2011 verdict. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Navin Sinha and K M Joseph asked the CBSE to answer the plea within six weeks.