States will decide on scrapping marks moderation policy: HRD

States will decide on scrapping marks moderation policy: HRD

States will decide on scrapping marks moderation policy: HRD
Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday appreciated the school examination boards which agreed to do away with the Class XII board marks moderation system from this year.

 He, however, said it was up to the respective State Government’s now to take a final call on the issue and implement the resolution passed at the school boards' meeting here on Monday.

 "It is a good decision by the CBSE. Several states have been taken on board and a consensus has been developed. But the final decision will be of the states," Javadekar told reporters on the sidelines of an event here.

 Majority of the school examination boards on Monday agreed to Ministry’s proposal for doing away with the system of moderation of the Class XII board marks from this year. A resolution to end the practice was also passed here at a meeting of the school boards.

“This was just like a suggestion. A good consensus has been developed. Let's see how it progresses. I will take a brief on the meeting. The boards should not keep inflating marks in competition. This should not happen,” Javadekar said.