'No Revaluation of 2014 Class X paper'

Published: 24th May 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th May 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Holding that in the absence of any scheme or provision for revaluation of mark sheets, the Madras High Court has said that it cannot compel authorities to carry out the same. Observing so, the court dismissed a petition from P Muthualagan who sought revaluation of her daughter’s class X board examination paper.

According to petitioner, his daughter M Kaavya, who appeared for the 10th examinations in 2014, was awarded 87 marks in Tamil second paper. It was not up to the satisfaction of the petitioner as his daughter was the first rank holder all along and because of reduced marks she secured 488 marks and could not avail scholarship from the school which had announced free education to those who secured 490 marks in the Board examination. 

The girl sought re-totalling of her answer paper. As there was no changes in the marks, her father got a copy of the paper under the RTI Act. Charging that there were irregularities in allotment of marks to seven questions, Muthualagan sought the court to direct the authorities to revalue the answer paper of her daughter and to furnish the answer key.

Responding to the petition, the government pleader representing the State Board of School Examination pointed out that there was no such scheme to revalue answer sheets and only re-totalling was permitted.

Observing that there is every possibility of other students rushing to the court seeking similar relief, if the court compels the authorities to consider the petitioner’s plea, Justice S Vaidyanathan dismissed the petition.

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