There seems to be a big question mark regarding the process by which Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) will be checking answer-sheets as the board has sent a proposal to the state government to change its revaluation policy from the next academic year.
For the first time, the students of academic year 2011-12 had got the photocopies of the answer-sheets under Right to Information (RTI) as per the Supreme Court directive. However, the state government had mentioned that the students who had applied for photocopies need not apply for revaluation.
Board chairman Sarjerao Jadhav said, “We have found very few cases wherein injustice was done to deserving students. They were given either wrong or no marks despite giving correct answers.”
Interestingly, this happened despite the board implementing a three-tier paper checking system. Although Jadhav claimed that the board received only 20-25 such cases, sources said that the number is huge.
“Hence, we have sent a proposal to the state government for a change in the policy wherein only those students who have applied to get photocopies of their evaluated answer-sheets can apply for revaluation,” he said.
“This will save our time in revaluation and providing photocopies,” said Jadhav. “We have formed a five-member committee that will do revaluation.
“We are sure that this proposed policy will help parents and students to know what exactly was written in the paper,” he said.