New Delhi : In a drastic decision taken by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the class 10th and 12th board exam fees have been increased, raising serious concerns on the reactions of the students belonging to the ST/SC and other backward classes.
As per reports, the SC and ST students have to shell out Rs 1200 for the board exam fees as opposed to Rs 50, simultaneously; the amount has been doubled for students belonging to the general category as they will now have to pay Rs 1,500.
“The decision to hike fees is for pan India and not only for Delhi. This increase is after a gap of 5 years. The fee has been increased for all categories of students in all affiliated schools of CBSE in India and abroad. Previously Rs 750 was charged for all students in the entire country, which now has been raised to Rs 1500. There is no Fees for the visually impaired students. As a special arrangement only for Delhi, fees earlier used to be Rs 350 for SC/ST students of Delhi,” the CBSE statement said.
“Out of 350, SC/ST students paid only Rs 50 and rest Rs 300 was reimbursed by Delhi government General Category students of Delhi were earlier paying RS 750 like rest of India and will now pay Rs 1500,” the statement further added.