Jammu:The hike in the annual examination fee by the J&K Board of School Education (JKBOSE) for board examinations (Classes X and XII) has not gone down well with parents.
A majority of parents whose children are studying in state-run schools have taken up the issue with the heads of the institutes expressing concern over the hike in the examination fee.
“In the 2018-19 session, my elder brother deposited examination fee of more than Rs 700 for his son who appeared in Class X board exam. This year, I have been informed by the school authorities that the examination fee for the session 2019-20 is more than Rs 800,” Mulkh Raj, a parent, said.
“The school education board alone is not authorised to decide about fee to be charge for the board examination. There is a specific committee for the same comprising officers from BOSE and the Finance Department to fix the board examination fee,” a JKBOSE official said.