New Delhi: The Delhi high court M9nday slammed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for its “anti-student attitude”, stating it was ‘treating students as enemies’ by dragging them all the way to the supreme court (SC) in certain matters.

A bench of chief justice comprising D.N. Patel and justice Prateek Jalan made the observation while hearing a plea moved by the Board challenging a single judge order, which said the CBSE’s reassessment scheme for students whose board exams got cancelled due to Covid-19 would apply to improvement candidates also.

The bench added, “We don’t like this anti-student attitude of the CBSE. You are dragging students all the way to the Supreme Court. Should they be studying or going to court? We should start imposing costs on the CBSE. They are treating students as enemies”.

The bench further said that if the scheme applies to all improvement students, “what is the harm in it?”

The student, Sanyam Gupta, sought that his result for the improvement examinations ought to be declared and in respect of the cancelled paper of Business Studies, he should be treated at par with the regular students for whom an assessment scheme was approved by the apex court.

The high court directed the CBSE to issue a corrected mark sheet to the student.