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UP TET 2017: HC dismisses petitions seeking evaluation of answer sheets

The court said because the OMR sheet was examined by computer on the basis of columns filed by the candidates and once the final result had been declared and in absence of any specific provision to carry out any correction in the OMR sheet no relief could be granted to the candidates.

lucknow Updated: Jan 30, 2018 15:04 IST
Jitendra Sarin
Jitendra Sarin
Hindustan Times, Allahabad
UP TET,High court,Uttar Pradesh
Hundreds of petitioners moved the court with a plea that their OMR sheets should be evaluated and they should be allowed to participate in the forthcoming recruitment of assistant teacher for junior basic schools of Uttar Pradesh.(Representative image)

The Allahabad high court on Monday dismissed a bunch of petitions seeking the court’s directive to evaluate their answer sheet of UP Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET)-2017 and to declare their results as it was not evaluated earlier due to mistakes made by the candidates while filling details in optical mark recognition (OMR) sheets. It is the process of capturing human-marked data from document forms such as surveys and tests.

Hundreds of petitioners moved the court with a plea that their OMR sheets should be evaluated and they should be allowed to participate in the forthcoming recruitment of assistant teacher for junior basic schools of Uttar Pradesh.

Dismissing the petitions filed by Kanchan Bala and others, the court stated that there were clear instructions in the booklet directing candidates to correctly fill OMR sheet showing correct registration number, roll number, booklet series and so on.

The court further said because the OMR sheet was examined by computer on the basis of columns filed by the candidates and once the final result had been declared and in absence of any specific provision to carry out any correction in the OMR sheet no relief could be granted to the candidates.

dismissing the petitions, justice MC Tripathi also observed that in the garb of minor discrepancy for rectifying such human error in the OMR sheet, the court could not give any liberty to the respondent authorities to intervene in the matter at this stage keeping in view the fairness of entire selection.

First Published: Jan 30, 2018 15:04 IST