Hyderabad: In a much appreciated move, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), has extended their existing relaxations with regard to children of martyrs appearing for examination.
According to the latest circular issued by CBSE, Students (children of martyrs) appearing for Class Xll or X board examination for the academic year 2019-2020, are allowed to change their centre within the same city and inter -state.
Besides this, students who wish to appear for a particular subject later, will be permitted to do so. The board has advised candidates to submit the request to their respective schools. In-return the management will need to inform the Regional Office latest by January 31, 2020 for necessary arrangements.
In addition, students (referring to children of martyrs , served in Armed Forces and Para-Military Forces) who miss their practical examinations, should be allowed to re-appear before April 2, 2020, the CBSE said.
‘The board has decided to extend relaxations to the children of Armed Forces and Para-Military Forces, who are fighting terrorism and left wing extremism for the country and are martyred in the line of duty during this period’ the CBSE authorities said in the statement.
Post the Pulwama attack in 2019 , the (CBSE) introduced these relaxation specifically to the wards of martyrs.
Ms Anjali Razdan, CEO - GD Goenka School & Former Vice Chairperson-Sahodaya School Complex-Hyderabad told Newsmeter, "This has been a long-awaited decision. We appreciate the board in recognizing the hardships faced by our Defence Personnel. The conditions of general public, particularly of students, in terror-hit states added with extreme weather conditions, is indescribable. Such relaxations is the urgent need of the day”.
Welcoming the move CBSE Board Colonel Ramesh Kumar, Director- Telangana Sainik Welfare Board added, "I hope that similar relaxations are given by state boards . Students appearing for degree and other competitive examinations, need such relaxations. However, Telangana government has been considerate about students. The state had earlier helped students by arranging transport to the nearby centres for Army and Police recruitment exams”.