The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a writ petition filed by a bunch of six college students alleging that their NEET-UG reply sheets have been tampered with and manipulated by the National Testing Agency that conducts the examination.
A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and A S Bopanna took on report the submission of the National Testing Agency (NTA) that after the scholars raised their grievances, they have been referred to as to its workplace and proven their authentic reply sheets they usually have accepted that it was their reply sheet.
The bench famous that the unique reply sheet bore the signature of the scholars and the invigilators and therefore it can’t be stated the NTA had engaged in tampering or manipulation of marks of any form.
“It cannot be prima facie be suggested that there were any acts of tampering or manipulation in the back office of the National Testing Agency. The examination has been attempted by 15.44 lakh candidates, out of which six have come to this court. Five have verified their OMR sheet shown to them,” the bench stated whereas dismissing the petitions.
The bench famous the submission of advocate Rupesh Kumar, showing for the NTA, that there’s just one reply sheet per candidate which is an OMR sheet and is offered on their server.
According to the process, Kumar stated, a replica of the reply sheet was despatched to all of the candidates on their registered electronic mail IDs, together with the six candidates who’ve approached the courtroom saying they haven’t acquired it.
During the listening to, the bench questioned the scholars on why the NTA would need to manipulate their outcomes when it is able to present the originals.
Senior advocate Manoj Swarup, showing for the scholars, stated there was a glass partition they usually have been made to see the unique sheets from the opposite aspect with out even touching it.
“These OMR sheets can only be verified by touching it, which we were not allowed to do so”, he stated. The bench, nevertheless, refused to agree together with his competition and stated it was slightly far-fetched and was dismissing the petition.
Swarup stated the NTA has admitted the complete database of the examination was transferred to a 3rd company and therefore there was a chance of tinkering with the marks of those college students.
The college students have claimed there was a substantial distinction of marks calculated as per the reply key printed by the NTA and their remaining marks declared on November 1, final 12 months.