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SC issue Notice to CBSE for charging exorbitant fees for Answer Sheets


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Supreme Court issues notice to CBSE on contempt petition over flouting RTI Act and charging for answer scripts

SC issues Notice to CBSE – The Supreme Court of India has issued a notice to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for contempt plea alleging violating the top court’s order and charging exorbitant fees from students for obtaining copies of evaluated answer-sheets.
A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Navin Sinha and K M Joseph was hearing a contempt petition challenging the exorbitant fees of Rs. 1200 per subject being charged by CBSE for providing evaluated answer sheets to students which is in contravention to the RTI Act.
A three-judge bench has issued a notice to CBSE and asked to respond within six weeks.
The contempt plea has alleged that CBSE has wilfully violating the Supreme Court’s order  issued in 2016 in Aditya Bandopadhyay case that the students have the fundamental and legal right to access their evaluated answer-sheets under the Right to Information Act. SC had directed the board to thoroughly follow the rules framed under the Right to Information Act, 2005 and at the fees prescribed under 2012 Rules.
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