Delhi High Court has ruled that the marks secured by a student in the secondary school examination cannot be obtained even under the Right to Information (RTI) Act as this would defeat the objective of replacing marks with grades introduced in 2010. The high court’s ruling came while hearing a plea filed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) against the order of a single-judge bench which had upheld an order of the Central Information Commission (CIC) allowing disclosure of Class 10 marks.
“We are unable to agree; we feel that the CIC as well as the learned single judge, by directing disclosure of ‘marks’ in the regime of ‘grades’ have indeed undone what was sought to be done by replacing marks with grades and defeated the very objective thereof,” a division bench of Acting Chief Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice R.S. Endlaw said in their judgement Thursday.