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CBSE says 'no' to changing candidate's date of birth

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which is one the most preferred boards in India, has recently refused to change the date of birth of a candidate.

As reported by TOI, a local court has directed the board to change date of birth of student as earlier.

According to reports, the order came from the court of Tarsem Mangla, Additional District judge Mohali. 

Here's what happened:

Mohit Jindal, 24, a resident of Phase II, Mohali had filed a case against CBSE for not changing his date of birth.

In return, the defendant CBSE declined Jindal's request and said it was illegal, null and void.

Timeline of events:
  • Jindal was born on April 24, 1992, in Guwahati 
  • His birth certificate was duly registered with department of health services in Assam on April 28, 1994
  • His date of birth is also mentioned in all his documents including Passport, Aadhar Card, Voter ID, Pan card as well as driving licence
  • It was said that plaintiff was admitted in St Stephen's School Chandigarh
  • But, at the time of seeking admission, by mistake admission form was filled wherein his date of birth was mentioned as April 24, 1992 
  • At the time when he was promoted to Class 11, he took admission at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, Chandigarh 
  • But, in his transfer certificate, his date of birth was mentioned as April 24, 1991 that led to confusion  
  • To rectify the same, mother of the plaintiff submitted a request to principal GMSSS seeking correction of his date of birth but the matter remained pending 
Statements from the boar authorities:

On June 21, 2011 Jindal received a letter from the board wherein his request for correction of date of birth was declined on the grounds that school record does not support the desired correction

"Declaration that letters of 2011 and 2014 whereby request of the plaintiff seeking correction of his date of birth was declined are illegal, null and void, a mandate is issued directing the defendants to correct date of birth," the statement said.