The Supreme Court dismissed a plea seeking exemption from CBSE exam fee for Class 10 and Class 12 students in view of Covid-19. The fee now stands at Rs 1,500 for students after a revision in late 2019. Petitioners sought that the apex court direct the authorities to accept lower fees in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak.
The petitioner’s advocate added that a representation was made on this matter to CBSE and that it was rejected. However, Justice Ashok Bhushan said that the SC can issue directions on this matter and that the affected parties should approach the authorities directly.
Last month Delhi High Court had issued a notice to CBSE seeking its reply on the fee hike issue. This was in response to a petition seeking a permanent solution to the fee hike matter amidst COVID-19.