Delhi HC Advises CBSE to Allow Class 10, 12 Students to Change Details in Marksheets, Certificates

The Delhi High Court advised the Central Board of Secondary Education [CBSE] on Tuesday to provide a system for the students to alter their names, surnames, and other details in their 10th and 12th class mark sheets and certificates. The bench at the Delhi High Court comprises Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan. The bench asked the Central Board of Secondary Education to contemplate the suggestion specifically because of the copious petitions being registered for these relaxations.

The bench stated that it is also not right to create such legal actions. The bench further said and suggested to the board, ‘It may be good for the lawyers, but not for the institution.’ It advised the board to render a column or space in their forms that would permit candidates to make any sort of alterations they require to make. The bench at the Delhi High Court further said, ‘Make a column where people can make as many changes as they want. It is his/her name or surname, not yours. Let them change it as many times as they want. Every student is not asking for it.’

It stated that the alterations seeking to be integrated at the bottom of the certificate or some corner. It comprises the details included in the first place. The counsel for CBSE said that the board can’t certify someone’s identity. It added that it places down in the certificate the details given in the first instance. Still, the bench said, ‘You are not certifying the first identity. You base it on information furnished. So be it the first, second, or third time, you change it as per the information furnished.’

The Delhi High Court was hearing the appeal made by the CBSE board against a single judge order of March guiding it to alter the mother’s name of a student in her 10th and 12th class mark sheets and certificates. The direction of the single judge had come on the plea made by the student to alter the name of her mother in the mark sheets and certificates as the woman had returned to her maiden name post her divorce. Lastly, the bench listed the issue for hearing on 20th November as no person has appeared on behalf of the student. For the latest educational updates such as the exams, results, and more, just stay tuned to this website.

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