On the increased examination fees of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) 10th and 12th, the Delhi government says that it is trying its best to work on a formula so that children are not burdened with fees. Education Minister Manish Sisodia has said that the burden of fees will not be allowed on the students.
CBSE has doubled the examination fees for both board classes this year. For general, it ranges from Rs 750 to Rs 1500. At the same time, this fee for SC-ST category has been increased from Rs 350 to Rs 1200. However, CBSE says that Delhi government always pays this fee of SC-ST students to the board, but this time it has been decided that CBSE will charge fees from children and the government will later return this fee to children. But the Education Minister has said that we have told our officials that they should talk to CBSE that this fee should not be increased. Delhi is a big stakeholder of CBSE, if it continues, then we will have to think to start our board. At the same time, a senior officer of the Directorate of Education says that soon we will ask the CBSE to think again, otherwise we will find a way how to pay this subsidy.
At the same time, CBSE Examination Controller Sanyam Bhardwaj says that Delhi is the only state which refunds the fees of SC-ST to us. SC-ST students give only 50 rupees, Delhi government pays the rest. However, it takes some time, so we shared this problem with the government. On this, it was decided with the Delhi government that we will charge the entire fee at the time of registration from the students and the Delhi government will refund the fees later.
Sanyam says, in all other states, General and SC-ST boards pay the same fees for classes. Also, all children, whether from government or private schools, pay us a direct fee. The same fees are charged from SC-ST. CBSE has also said that we have doubled the fees, but after five years.