Marks obtained by the student in the board, cannot be termed as an ‘information’ under the Right to Information Act as its disclosure would defeat the policy of awarding grades instead of marks.
New Delhi In a significan
t ruling, the Delhi High Court has held that marks obtained by a student in CBSE board exams cannot be revealed under the transparency law as it would ‘defeat’the purpose of the new grading system.
The court set aside the verdict of a single judge bench and the Central Information Commission, which had asked the Central Board of Secondary Education to reveal marks obtained by a girl in her Class X board examination in 2010. ‘We are unable to agree; we feel that the CIC as well as the learned single judge, by directing disclosure of alt145 marksalt39, in the regime of alt145 gradesalt39have indeed undone what was sought to be done by replacing marks with grades and defeated the very objective ther