On August 12, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has directed the education department to come up with a formula so that the students do not have to bear the burden of paying the hiked fee a day after the CBSE increased the fees of Class 10 and 12 board examinations.
Sisodia said if things continue like this, the government may consider having its own board because the Delhi government is the biggest stakeholder of the Central Board of Secondary Education.
The fees for general category students for both Class 10 and 12 was doubled from Rs 750 to Rs 1,500 for a total of five subjects. For SC and ST students, who were paying Rs 350 earlier, the fee is now Rs 1,200 for five subjects.
On August 11, CBSE increased the fees of Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations by up to Rs 1,150, the first hike in the previous five years.
“Our officials had a meeting with CBSE officials and urged them not to hike the examination fee as it will burden the students. Delhi is the biggest stakeholder of CBSE and our opinion should be valued. This way, we might be forced to consider having our own board," Sisodia said.
The minister also quoted that the Directorate of Education (DoE) has been asked to come up with a formula on how to ease the burden on students.
Till now, the SC/ST students were paying merely Rs 50, while the Delhi government had the responsibility to pay the rest of the amount as subsidy.
However, a government official said that the department has been asked to come up with a proposal to ensure that the Delhi government can ease the burden on students from reserved categories as well as from the general category.
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