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Delhi HC rejects petition against CBSE's grading system

April 27, 2011
The Delhi High Court today dismissed a plea seeking its intervention and quashing of Central Board of Secondary Education's (CBSE) introduction of Grading System for classes IX and X and abolition of the examination in class X.

"I have gone through the grounds urged in the petition. The petitioner is seeking intervention of this court on matters which are prohibited. There is no merit in the petition. The same is dismissed," said Justice Rajiv Sahai End law and declined to quash CBSE's two notifications for introduction of grading system from academic year 2010-2011.

Challenging CBSE's circulars of September 20 and 29, 2009 for introduction of grading system, Indepedent Schools' Federation of India said these circulars were not issued in accordance with the National Curriculum Framework and they needed to be set aside.

The court rejected the petitioner's argument that the circulars were not in accordance with the National Curriculum Framework of 2005 and have been issued in haste. It also rejected the contention that the CBSE has failed to consider its suggestions before introducing the system.

According to the Association, the circulars were not reformative as intended in the National Curriculum Framework and rather places multifold burden on the students, increase the workload of the teachers and will produce a domineering attitude amongst teachers, which would be detrimental to the interest of the students.

Source: Deccanherald