HC directs CBSE to give its final decision on exam fee refund of classes 10, 12 within 8 weeks

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The Delhi High Court on (*8*) directed CBSE to determine within eight weeks if it might refund the examination charges taken for sophistication 10 and sophistication 12 board examinations as they’ve been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

(*12*) Prateek Jalan ordered CBSE to take into account as illustration a petition by Deepa Joseph, mom of a Class 10 scholar learning in a CBSE affiliated college right here, who had paid Rs 2,100 as examination fee.

CBSE’s decision can be open to problem if Joseph is just not happy, the courtroom clarified because it disposed of the petition.

There has to be reasonableness on either side, the decide added.

(*12*) Jalan additionally recorded that the events had no objection to him listening to the petition regardless that he can be beneficiary of the petition on account of his son being in Class 12.

Advocate Robin Raju, for Joseph, contended that for the reason that board examination have been cancelled, at the very least some half of the examination charges ought to be refunded to the scholars.

Claiming that the expenditure incurred by CBSE to conduct board examination, in addition to its function within the course of, had been lowered, Raju
stated that “schools were uploading the marks”.

The courtroom, nonetheless, disagreed with Raju and remarked: “If CBSE is not doing anything, you take the marks-sheet from schools and go”.

Advocate Rupesh Kumar submitted that CBSE was a self-financing physique and its expenditure was principally funded by the examination charges collected from college students showing at school 10 and sophistication 12 board examination.

He added that there was no direct correlation between the bodily conduct of board examinations and charges prices from college students. PTI ADS

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