State Board need not refund exam fee

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:40:59

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State Board need not refund exam fee

The petition to order the state boards to return exam fees collected from students from Class 10 and 12 has been rejected by the Supreme Court. The examination was cancelled due to Covid’19, however, the bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari denied the petition on the basis that the subject did not have ‘merit consideration’. The bench held that it would not be possible for the state board to refund the amount as they would have spent the same for preparatory work and logistical arrangements for conducting the examination which was eventually cancelled at the last minute.

Case Title: Association of Private Schools of UP and another v. Union of India

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