Observing that assessment of answer sheets was not a clerical work and required concentration,the Bombay High Court today refused to direct the Mumbai University to make its professors work for extra hours to assess the answer sheets of B Com students.
A vacation bench of Justices R Y Ganoo and N M Jamdar was hearing a petition filed by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad,the students wing of Bharatiya Janata Party,seeking professors to work for extra hours for assessment of answer sheets of Third Year Bcom students.
“If professors are asked to check papers for additional hours,injustice will be caused to the students. It is not mechanical or clerical work. it requires concentration,” the bench observed.
The court held that the delay in declaring the results was a genuine problem but it was something which should be handled by the University.
The ABVP had initially moved the court challenging the decision of the association of teachers to go on strike. The strike,however,was called off on May 19.
In its petition,the ABVP said that the strike has adversely affected several students who have been left in the lurch as their results have not yet been declared.