Delhi High Court Directs CBSE To Consider As Representation Plea Seeking Refund Of Exam Fee Of Cancelled Board Examination
The Delhi High Court has asked CBSE to consider as representation a petition for refund of fees collected by the authority for conducting class 12th Board examinations, that were cancelled vide order dated June 1, on account of second wave of Covid-19. Justice Prateek Jalan has directed the Board to consider the plea filed by one Deepa Joseph and decide whether exam fees deposited can be refunded, wholly or partially, within 8 weeks. During the hearing, Justice Jalan orally remarked that it cannot be said that CBSE will not incur any expense merely bacause the exams have been cancelled. “CBSE is still assessing your child. It will issue a marksheet. So, the argument cannot be that CBSE has spent nothing. Entire assessment formula was devised by CBSE. They are also guiding the process,” the Judge told the Petitioner.