Ramesh Singh, working president of Uttar Pradesh Secondary Teachers Association, has written a letter to the Deputy Chief Minister / Education Minister, demanding that after the cancellation of the board examination, there is no reason for the candidates not to return the examination fee. When most of the expenditure on the conduct of examinations has been saved, the fee of the examinees must be transferred by the board to their bank accounts.
Ramesh Singh said that the examination fee should not be given to the schools in any case, as the possibility of misuse of that amount cannot be ruled out. Since the bank accounts of most of the candidates are open for the scholarship, the full account of which is available not only with the school but also with the department, so there is no difficulty in refunding the fees in the accounts of the concerned candidates. Arrangements should be made to refund the examination fee of the candidates whose bank accounts are not available, by opening their bank accounts through the respective schools.
The Uttar Pradesh Secondary Teachers Association clearly believes that it is the fundamental right of the candidates to get the remaining examination fee back after deducting the minor expenses incurred on the preparations made for the conduct of the board examinations and they cannot be deprived of this right by the board. If there is any refusal by the board or department to refund the examination fee, then the Uttar Pradesh Secondary Teachers Association will be forced to fight this battle from the road to the court, whose entire responsibility will be on the board/department and the government.