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”.


Anusha Puppala

Anusha Puppala is currently working at NewsMeter. She had earlier worked as a reporter with ANI and The News Minute. Previously, she has worked as a Senior Reporter with the Deccan Chronicle Newspaper, covering education beat. She had briefly associated with the national television channel Tiranga TV as a special correspondent. Anusha has extensively written stories on education, traffic, civic-issues, human-Interesting, off-Beat, consumer issues, health and environment. Hailing from Visakhapatnam, Anusha is a social media buff and a passionate foodie. If not reporting, you will always find her travelling.

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