Can’t refuse correction in name: Punjab and Haryana High Court tells CBSE - ECAS Punjab

Can’t refuse correction in name: Punjab and Haryana High Court tells CBSE

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Saurabh Malik

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 26

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it clear school education certificates offered by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) provide the students a launch pad for further studies and career-building. The board, as such, cannot lose sight of the larger picture and refuse to correct simple mistakes in the name of students or parents in the certificates.

Cited own bylaw to deny change

  • The HC observed the CBSE only on the strength of its own bylaw had stated the petitioner could not seek change of his father's name
  • "The rather pedantic approach of the CBSE in blindly insisting on strict implementation of its own bylaw cannot be accepted," it said

The assertion by Justice Sanjay Kumar came on a petition filed by a student, claiming "Singh" was wrongly added behind his father's name in the school records.

As a result, the CBSE issued class X and XII examination mark-sheets and certificates, including migration, after recording Singh as a suffix to his father's name. The petitioner applied to the CBSE through his school for correction and issuance of duly corrected mark-sheets and certificates. But the CBSE's regional office rejected the request on the ground that the school record did not support the desired correction.

Justice Kumar added, significantly, it was not the CBSE's claim that the plea for correction of father's name was not genuine or not borne out by sufficient record. The CBSE, only on the strength of its own bylaw, stated the petitioner could not seek change of his father's name.

It was the petitioner's admitted case that a mistake was committed by his parents while getting him admitted to a school as the transfer certificate produced by them at the time reflected "Singh" in his father's name.

A perusal of the material placed on record by the petitioner clearly manifested that his father's name did not carry "Singh". The petitioner's birth certificate issued by the Sub-Registrar, Births and Deaths, also indicated the s father's name did not include "Singh".

"This being the factual position, the rather pedantic approach of the CBSE in blindly insisting on strict implementation of its own bylaw cannot be accepted. It is not the case of the CBSE that any incorrect particulars are sought to be projected by the petitioner or that any fraud is being perpetrated by seeking correction of his father's name," Justice Kumar added.



from The Tribune https://ift.tt/2Tp156K

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