The Supreme Court awaits CBSE response to Petition claiming failure to assess Class 12 marks in accordance with the 30:30:40 formula

The Supreme Court on Friday sought the CBSE’s reply to two writ petitions filed by Class XII students who claimed that their schools had failed to evaluate their grades in accordance with the Court-approved 30:30:40 formula and that the CBSE had not sufficiently redressed their grievance.

The CBSE’s lawyer, Advocate Rupesh Kumar, requested more time to prepare a response. As a result, a bench comprising of Justices AM Khanwilkar and CT Ravikumar adjourned the petitions till October 20, ordering the CBSE to file its response by then. Pardeep Gupta, an advocate, appeared in one of the petitions.

The writ petitions address the issue of failing to comply with the Supreme Court’s instructions in the case Mamta Sharma v CBSE and Ors. on June 17 in respect of the Dispute Resolution process provided by the circular dated August 8, 2021, and the 30:30:40 formula while declaring class XIIth.

Petitioners in the case claim that their marks were not computed based on their real performance using CBSE’s 30:30:40 methodology.

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The petition further claims that the CBSE has failed to execute the Dispute Resolution Mechanism outlined in its circular dated August 8, 2021.
According to Mohd Abraj’s appeal, the students demanded a thorough scoresheet generated on the basis of the 30:30:40 formula, which was upheld by the Supreme Court, but CBSE has been unable to give any information.

“Students cannot be penalised for their negligence/fault/noncompliance with the School’s Dispute Resolution Mechanism,”

Petition stated

The Supreme Court bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari ruled on June 17 in a petition filed by Advocate Mamata seeking cancellation of the 12 CBSE and ICSE written exams while accepting the scheme formulated by CBSE and ICSE for evaluating students Boards to incorporate the provision for dispute resolution in case students want correction of the final result declared, and to provide a timeline for optional exams would be declared.

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