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“Tender Minds Can’t Be Treated with Iron Gloves as Offender of War Crimes”: Karnataka HC while quashing CBSE’s actions against 12th Class Student

Lawstreet Journal 14 Oct 2020 3:03am

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On 6th October, Tuesday Karnataka High Court was hearing a petition filed by a Class XII student who was giving her exam of Biology (AISSCE) (Main) 2020 which was canceled for using unfair means in the said Examination and her result declared as ESSENTIAL REPEAT. 

The case of the petitioner was that on 14th February 2020 the petitioner appeared for Biology Examination (044), unmindfully she carried her mobile phone instrument to the Examination Hall which after the advertence was handed over to the Centre Invigilator allegedly a bit before the commencement of the said examination. 

In connection with this incident, an enquiry was held, after receiving the explanation from the petitioner in terms of EXAMINATION BYE-LAWS 1995 promulgated by the Central Board of Secondary Education; the impugned punitive order has been issued to the effect that her exam in the subject Biology (044) of AISSCE has been canceled for using “Unfair means” and that she was declared as “Essential Repeat”.

As a consequence of the above punitive order, coupled with her failure in the Mathematics Examination, petitioner became ineligible to take up the “Compartment Examination” that was scheduled in September 2020, and eventually, she has to appear for the examinations under “Full Subject Category” which would be scheduled on the basis of new Syllabi and the Course Study. 

The response to the allegation made by the petitioner was answered by respondent no 3 that is the regional officer of CBSE. It was contended that the allegation against the petitioner as to using “Unfair Means” in… Continue Reading...


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