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`Web result date can`t be base for holding claim time-barred`

The Allahabad High Court today ruled that the date on which results were declared on the Internet by CBSE cannot be taken as the base for declaring a claim for re-evaluation as time-barred.



Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court today
ruled that the date on which results were declared on the
Internet by CBSE cannot be taken as the base for declaring a
claim for re-evaluation as time-barred.

The order was passed by Justice Shishir Kumar on the
writ petition of Roopal Mishra, a Class X student, whose
application for re-evaluation of answer scripts was rejected
by the CBSE on the ground that it was moved more than 21 days
after declaration of results on the Internet, and hence
time-barred.

The petitioner had contended that even though the
results had been declared on May 21, he came to know about the
same only upon receiving his marksheet on June 16 and
submitted the application for re-evaluation the very same day.

Allowing the petition, the court observed, "India is a
poor country and 80 per cent of its citizens do not have
access to facilities like computer and Internet. The CBSE has
come out with the argument that results declared by it on the
Internet are considered authentic and at par with a certified
copy for the purpose of seeking admissions into higher
classes.

"Nevertheless, in the present case the student
received his result only on June 16 and applied for
re-evaluation the very same day. Hence, his application can
not be said to be time-barred."

With the aforesaid observations, the court directed
the CBSE to accept the petitioner`s application for
re-evaluation and declare results accordingly.

PTI

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