The Allahabad High Court has directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to revise the father’s name in the mark sheet and certificate of high school and intermediate examination of the petitioner within three months.
A single-judge bench of Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh passed this order while hearing a petition filed by Mehul Yadav.
In this petition, a challenge has been raised to the order dated August 3, 2020 whereby the Assistant Secretary (M & M), Central Board of Secondary Education, had refused to make any correction in the marksheets and certificates of Class X and Class XII issued to the petitioner.
The petitioner claims his father’s name should have been recorded as “Praveen Kumar Yadav” and not “Praveen Yadav” as reflected in those marksheets and certificates. The respondent Board rejected the correction application as there was no discrepancy in the Board records and the school records.
However, Shri Pandey has most fairly stated, in light of the decision of the Supreme Court in Jigya Yadav Thru her Father Vs. C.B.S.E (Central Board of Secondary Education) & Ors, Civil Appeal No 3905 of 2011, decided on June 3, 2021, the respondent Board is willing to reconsider the correction application filed by the petitioner and to make necessary correction, if they be permissible.
“Accordingly, the petition is disposed of with a direction, in case, the petitioner shall make a fresh application to the respondent Board through the concerned educational institution within a period of two weeks from today relying on public documents wherein the name of the petitioner’s father may have been recorded as “Praveen Kumar Yadav” and not “Praveen Yadav” along with proper affidavit of petitioner’s parents and other documents as may be required for the said purpose, it is expected that the said application may be processed and necessary decision be made thereon within a period of three months from date of such application being filed,” the Court ordered.