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Supreme Court Rejects Plea of Government Services Candidates Against Invalidation of Result for Whitener Use Despite Evaluation by Computers

Lawstreet Journal 18 Nov 2020 10:50pm

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On November 16, 2020, Justice Ravindra Bhat remarked that "In this country, people who comply with rules are punished. And people who don't comply will always have arguments". The petitioner before the bench of Justice U U Lalit, Justice Vineet Saran, and Justice Ravindra Bhat were candidates in the Bihar Elementary Teachers Eligibility Test 2017 who had despite the clear instructions to the contrary, in fact, use a whitener over their OMR sheets, in attempting the question during the examination which day over to for the test in question. Due to the use of whitener in OMR sheet the results were held to be invalidated even though the OMR sheets stood duly evaluated by the computer. 

 

The counsel for the petitioner urged that “The use of the eraser, whitener, etc. has been refused because the computer might not able to read the OMR sheet then. But in our case, the computer read it! All I am praying is for the authorities to take at least declared the result. This was only an eligibility exam it is to be held every year but actually, it is held only once in 4-5 years. I have crossed the age limit for taking it now." 

Justice U U Lalita observed that "It is possible that even after the exam the correct answer can be inserted by the use of these devices of eraser whitening the purpose of the rule is to ensure transparency and fairness once the rules have forbidden the use of these items you are deemed to… Continue Reading...


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