The CBSE Tuesday wrote to the Delhi Directorate of Schooling stating that it has determined to revive its earlier follow of amassing Rs 50 as examination charge from SC/ST college students of Delhi authorities faculties. Nevertheless, it said that the elevated examination charge stands and that the distinction can be recovered from the Delhi authorities.
This comes after the CBSE’s nationwide improve of examination charge for all classes of scholars was taken up strongly by the Delhi authorities. On Monday, Delhi Schooling Minister Manish Sisodia had informed The Indian Specific that the federal government was contemplating establishing its personal training board in gentle of the board’s determination to hike charge. On Tuesday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted in assist of a letter from Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, asking that CBSE “reconsider the decision in the interest of the people”.
CBSE spokesperson Rama Sharma stated: “On the direction of the HRD Minister, CBSE has decided to restore practice of depositing only Rs 50 on CBSE registration portal from SC/ST students of Delhi government schools. For the remaining amount, CBSE will take up reimbursement of increased fee directly with Delhi government after finalising the list of candidates. This has been informed to the Delhi government.”
Till final yr, CBSE charged Rs 375 because the examination charge for college students of Delhi authorities faculties at school X, and Rs 600 for sophistication XII college students. In case of SC/ST college students of those faculties, solely Rs 50 was charged, whereas the rest — Rs 325 for sophistication X, and Rs 550 — was reimbursed by the Delhi authorities on to the board. Now, with a rise of the charge for college students of those classes in each courses to Rs 1,200, the rest to be paid by the Delhi authorities per scholar will improve to Rs 1,150.
No such aid has been prolonged by the board to different college students, who face a rise of Rs 1,125 and Rs 900 at school X and XII. The Delhi authorities had, earlier this yr, promised to cowl examination charge of all college students of their faculties, and its officers said that they’re understanding the price and modalities of masking it.
On Tuesday, the board stated, “The fee hike is required for self sustenance and to maintain quality in examination, evaluation and overcome the fiscal deficit.”
Among the many causes it cited for hike was a rise in evaluators by one lakh for every day of the exams, a 33% improve within the honorarium of evaluators, coaching of evaluators, and using new technological interventions.