The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed CBSE to resolve inside eight weeks if it will refund the examination charges taken for sophistication 10 and sophistication 12 board examinations as they’ve been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Justice Prateek Jalan ordered CBSE to contemplate as illustration a petition by Deepa Joseph, mom of a Class 10 pupil finding out in a CBSE affiliated faculty right here, who had paid Rs 2,100 as examination charge.
CBSE’s determination can be open to problem if the Joseph will not be happy, the court docket clarified because it disposed of the petition.
There needs to be reasonableness on either side, the choose added.
Justice Jalan additionally recorded that the events had no objection to him listening to the petition though 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 must 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 mentioned that faculties had been importing the marks.
The court docket, nevertheless, disagreed with Raju and remarked: If CBSE will not be doing something, you’re taking the marks-sheet from faculties 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 in school 10 and sophistication 12 board examination.
He added that there was no direct correlation between the bodily conduct of board examinations and charges costs from college students.