The court directed the board to relax the rule and give him the mark sheet.
Mumbai: The Bombay high court has chided the state board for holding back the mark sheet of a student who appeared for the class improvement (HSC) examination after the stipulated six months of the exam. The court directed the board to relax the rule and give him the mark sheet.
A division bench of Justice S.C.Dharmad-hikari and Justice Bharati Dangre was hearing a petition filed by a student who passed his HSC examination in June 2016 with 55.85 per cent. Since the student aspired to pursue further studies, he re-appeared for the examination (HSC) in February 2017 and secured 69.54 per cent. However, the board refused to give him mark sheet stating that he must have completed his class improvement examination within six months of appearing for the HSC examination and not a year, as per the board rule.
The court held that purpose and object of the scheme is to improve the percentage of students and merely because more than six months have elapsed, the board could not have refused the request.