The Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh high court on Wednesday slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 on Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) for improper assessment of answer sheets, resulting in a student getting 34 less marks.
Petitioner Kanishk Rathore's counsel Animesh Chaturvedi said the petitioner who appeared in higher secondary exam in 2014 got distinction in all subjects except mathematics in which he got only 60 marks.
Unable to accept this, Rathore decided to take court's shelter as there was no provision of re-checking or revaluation in MPBSE. On August 7, 2014, advocate Chaturvedi on behalf of Rathore filed writ petition in the court requesting to produce his copy in the court and allow expert to check his answer-sheet.
Advocate Chaturvedi said, "On Wednesday, the expert went through Kanishk's answer-sheet and concluded that improper evaluation had been done earlier and he was awarded 34 marks less. Following this, court of Justice SC Sharma directed board to issue fresh mark-sheet to the petitioner with 94 marks in mathematics as well as slapped fine of Rs 50,000 on board for negligence in evaluation."
Notably this is the second case when high court slapped fine on board for goof-up. Earlier in the month of October this year, high court had slapped fine of Rs 25,000 on board for failing a meritorious student, who had been given a wrong mark-sheet.
Petitioner Akshay Jaiswal, who appeared in board examination in March 2014 and scored more than 90 per cent marks in an examination, was shown as an absentee in mathematics paper although he had appeared in all papers.
The whole goof-up surfaced when he got the mark-sheet. Later he moved court. In the judgment, court directed board to issue fresh mark-sheet to the petitioner in which he had scored 90 out of 100 marks in mathematics.