Government gets apex court nod to declare IIT-JEE result

A bench of Justice G S Singhvi and Justice C K Prasad said, “The petitioner had neither the locus standi nor is there any justification for allowing him to intermeddle in the matter.”

Petitioner Chetan Upadhyaya, who claims to be a journalist, is secretary of non-governmental organisation Satya Foundation. He sought to restrain the human resource development ministry from declaring the result saying that the instruction in the question papers had some mistakes. The bench observed that PIL is a mere publicity stunt.

“No court can play with the career of young students who are aspiring to join engineering and other courses in IITs,” said the bench. Upadhayaya had challenged the Delhi High Court order that had rejected the plea of the petitioner. The apex court observed that it desisted from imposing exemplary cost on the petitioner for filing such a frivolous PIL, as he was a young man.

The instruction manual issued to examinees along with the question paper differed for the students who took the exam in English medium and those who took the exam in Hindi medium, the petition said.

Section 4 of Paper II of JEE had 48 marks for those who appeared in English and just 18 for those who took it in Hindi. Thus the difference in the aggregate marks of both the medium was 30 marks.
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