NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from a non-public college in Odisha on a plea of 24 college students alleging that the establishment illegally demanded cash and put undue stress on them to take admission in Class XI in the identical college to get rating in Class X A bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar took be aware of the submission of the lawyer of the scholars and issued discover to St Xavier International School, Bhubaneswar.
“Issue notice. The counsel for the petitioner submits that in terms of liberty granted by this court, a copy of the petition has been given to the respondents. None appears for Respondent 3 (school). Accordingly, issue notice returnable on February 14,” ordered the bench which additionally comprised Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and C T Ravikumar.
Earlier, it has additionally issued notices to the CBSE and the Centre on the plea.
The plea filed by college students together with Subhashish Behera, by means of lawyer Mamta Sharma, has sought an inquiry towards the college for allegedly demanding cash and placing undue stress to take admission in Class XI in the identical college to get good scores in Class X.
It has been alleged that the college administration violated the apex court docket’s August 5, 2021 order through which it had recorded the submissions of the CBSE that directions can be given to all faculties, affiliated to the Board, to inform the inner evaluation marks, the best common within the previous three years and the marks assigned by the Result Committee on case to case foundation.
The plea alleged the scholars who agreed to the college’s course to take admission in the identical college and paid the demanded quantity have been awarded superb marks and marks have been deducted arbitrarily and illegally of those that didn’t agree.
The college students have additionally sought course to the college to offer reply sheets to them.
They have sought a course to the CBSE to provoke proceedings towards the college for not complying with its Evaluation Policy.