The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Board regarding the contempt petition against the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). In this contempt petition, it has been alleged that even after the order of the top court, the board is charging Rs 1200 for students to provide copies of the answers booklets.
The bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Naveen Sinha and Justice KM Joseph has directed the Board to respond within six weeks on the contempt petition. The contempt petition has alleged that the Board deliberately disobeying the directions of the apex court.
Let us know that in 2016 it was said that the Board should follow its 2011 decision that under the Right to Information Act, students have the fundamental and legal right to see their verified answer sheets.
It has been claimed in the petition that in spite of the court's directions, the board has fixed a fee of Rupees one thousand rupees and 1200 rupees for the students of class 10th and 12th to obtain the answer sheets published by issuing a notification. It has been said in the petition that for receiving answer sheets as per the court order, the students should be charged a fixed fee under the RTI rules of 2012.