Chennai: Hailing the Madras high court verdict directing the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to grant 196 marks to the candidates who gave the Neet paper in Tamil, CPI state secretary R. Mutharasan has demanded the Board to implement the court order immediately.
Referring to reports of the CBSE considering to go on an appeal against the order, Mr Mutharasan said the CBSE should not do so, as this would amount to confirming the social injustice meted out to the medical aspirants.
Directing the CBSE to award four marks each for 49 questions that were wrongly translated into Tamil, the court, while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by CPI (M) MP T. K. Rangarajan, ordered the CBSE to draw a revised rank list and then start the admission process.
About 25,000 students would benefit out of the court’s decision. The CBSE had conducted Neet on May 6 at 136 cities in 11 languages and the results were announced on June 4. In Tamil Nadu, about 1.07 lakh candidates appeared for the test from 170 centres in 10 cities.
Rangarajan had sought full marks for the 49 questions, saying key words in Tamil questions were wrongly translated from English and this caused confusion for the students. There were 180 questions with a total mark of 720 in the Neet.
“The state committee of the CPI welcomes the high court order,” Mutharasan said, referring to the judgment....