Unite threatens fresh strike ballot as bullying feud ignites

first_imgTuesday 31 August 2010 9:16 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Unite threatens fresh strike ballot as bullying feud ignites TENSIONS between British Airways (BA) and Unite were re-ignited yesterday over allegations of bullying as the trade union representing the airline’s cabin crew warned of a possible fresh wave of strikes to be held over the Christmas period.An unresolved dispute over bullying allegations made by the union and BA staff during the previous 22 day strike period was unearthed yesterday after it was revealed that more than 80 BA staff were suspended and 13 sacked because of incidents related to the strike.BA said that most of the suspensions have related to “allegations from other employees of bullying and intimidation” and that it could not ignore them. A statement said: “Investigations into any allegations are conducted under the company’s disciplinary procedures, which have been in place for many years, are fair, open and transparent and are agreed with all our trade unions, including Unite.”The union has warned that the airline’s disciplinary action could cause a roadblock to peace talks, as the two are set to meet next week in a bid to end their bitter dispute. But Unite has warned that a fresh strike ballot could be held if no progress is made, threatening to disrupt Christmas travel. Tags: NULL KCS-content last_img read more

ASO Savings and Loans Plc (ASOSAV.ng) 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgASO Savings and Loans Plc (ASOSAV.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about ASO Savings and Loans Plc (ASOSAV.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ASO Savings and Loans Plc (ASOSAV.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ASO Savings and Loans Plc (ASOSAV.ng)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileASO Savings and Loans Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing mortgage banking products and services. The company also offers a range of transactional accounts, fixed deposits and financial loans as well as e-banking solutions such as mobile and desktop banking. Real estate investment banking products and services offered by ASO Savings and Loans includes residential and commercial real estate finance, loan syndication and structuring, financial advisory and integrated financing. The company offers services related to deal underwriting, lease documents analysis and business plan modeling. ASO Savings and Loans has delivered social mortgages to beneficiaries under the National Housing Fund Scheme and directly developed five housing estates around Abuja. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. ASO Savings and Loans Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) Q12014 Interim Report

first_imgTransnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng)  2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileTransnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc is a diversified conglomerate with business interests in the power generation, hospitality, agriculture and oil and gas sectors. It owns and operates Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja and Transcorp Hotel in Calabar. In the agriculture sector, the company produces orange and pineapple concentrates, mango puree and orange peel oil. It also grows food crops and fodder crops. In the energy sector, the company is involved in upstream petroleum development and has interests in exploring, refining and marketing oil and gas. Other business interests include generating electric power; maritime operations and supplying products for the mining and construction sectors which includes stone, sand, lime and iron. Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgGuinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileGuinness Nigeria brews beer in Nigeria and packages and markets a range of international spirits, beers and ready-to-drink beverages. Well-known brands in its product range include Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Guinness Extra Smooth, Malta Guinness and Harp Lager Beer. Brands in its Spirits range include Smirnoff and Gordon’s; brands in it beer range include Guinness, Harp, Dubic and Satzenbrau; and brands in its ready-to-drink range include Orijin and Malta Guinness. Guinness Stout was first exported to Sierra Leone in 1827 and became very popular across West Africa. Ikeja in Lagos, Nigeria was chosen in 1963 as the first location outside the British Isles to brew the iconic dark beer. Riding on the back of steady growth in markets for Guinness Stout and Harp Lager, Guinness Nigeria Plc now has 5 brewing plants in the country. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guinness Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

FTSE 100 investing: 2 bargain buys I’d consider today

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! A slew of FTSE 100 companies have released their results today, but investors are not impressed with all of them. Curiously enough, this is despite their posting decent results or their long-term prospects.I think this makes it a good time to consider buying these shares at a bargain. Here are two of them. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…#1. Hikma Pharmaceuticals: defensives dropThe FTSE 100 drug manufacturer Hikma Pharmaceuticals (LSE:HIK) turned in a broadly robust set of numbers for 2020 today. Its revenue is up 6% and operating profit has risen by 17%. It has also increased its dividend amount by 15%. Its earnings per share are down, but I would be more worried if this was reflected in the dividends, which it is not. Hikma is also optimistic in its outlook for 2021.Yet, its share price is down almost 6% as I write. I reckon this is for two reasons.One, defensives are out of favour. AstraZeneca, for example, is down 25% from the highs seen in July last year. Hikma too, has witnessed a broad share price softening since the market rally started. Two, in my observation it sometimes takes a day or two before the results’ impact shows up on the share price. I think that might be the case with Hikma, though other explanations are possible too. For instance, its operating profit is below analysts’ forecasts. We will know more soon. In the meantime, I think it is a good stock to buy. Actually, going by its financials, any time is a good time to buy it, but more so now when its share price is down.There is, of course, the risk that defensives will remain out of favour as stock markets stay elevated. That would mean that its share price could continue to remain weak. But I see little chance of that happening. Hikma shares have a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of around 10 times right now. As other stocks start looking expensive, I reckon investors will circle back around to the likes of bargain buys like HIK.#2. Mondi: FTSE 100 long-term playThe FTSE 100 packaging and paper provider Mondi (LSE: MNDI) released its results too, resulting in a small share price drop. Both its revenues and profits have been impacted in 2020, but I think of Mondi as a long-term play.Its fortunes are tied to the online sales market, which is really the way we will shop in the future. Digital sales have boomed in 2020, acclerating the process. This has positively impacted companies from e-grocers like Ocado to warehousers like Segro. MNDI is no different, which could otherwise have suffered far more in a lockdown. I think over time it will benefit even more. Investors clearly think so too, going by the fact that its share price recently touched multi-year highs. Moreover, its P/E is still at 11 times right now, indicating that it is a bargain buy compared to many other peers. I think it will start rising again. The risk I see here is that MNDI is that it may take a while to get its financial act back together. Till then its share price could really languish.  Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img See all posts by Manika Premsingh FTSE 100 investing: 2 bargain buys I’d consider today Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Manika Premsingh owns shares of AstraZeneca and Ocado Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hikma Pharmaceuticals. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Manika Premsingh | Thursday, 25th February, 2021 | More on: HIK MNDI Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Summer Olympics Medal Count Update – Day 6

first_img6Australia54615 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 5Great Britain46616 9France24511 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here 1United States16121038 10Germany4318 7Italy36312 3Japan721322 2China1181130center_img The 2016 Summer Olympic Medal Count – Day 6The United States continues to lead the medal count. China, Japan, and Russia maintained their positions. Great Britain edged in front of Australia to join the top 5.The US athletes won five Gold, one Silver and no Bronze medals yesterday.Michael Phelps won his 4th gold metal in the 200m individual medley.  He has now won this event four times in a row.  The island nation of Fiji won its first-ever Gold medal by beating Great Britian in the Rugby 7s competition.Here is a list of all Day 6 Medal winners:GoldSimone Biles, Women’s individual all-around (gymnastics)Michael Phelps, Men’s 200m individual medleyKayla Harrison, Women’s 78-kilogram (judo)Ryan Murphy, Men’s 200m backstroke (swimming)Simone Manuel, Women’s 100m freestyle (swimming)SilverAly Raisman, Women’s individual all-around (gymnastics)The Top Ten countries are: TAGSolympics Previous articleApopka Voice crosses the 3,000 markNext articleOn This Day: East Germany begins to build Berlin Wall Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PlaceCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 8South Korea52411 Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! 4Russia48719 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

US donated leave idea could work in the UK, say accountants

first_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Trading Howard Lake | 27 September 2005 | News US donated leave idea could work in the UK, say accountants Horwath Clark Whitehill believes that if similar legislation was introduced to the tax system in this country, donations to charities would rise considerably.Graeme Surtees, tax partner at Horwath Clark Whitehill, explained: We are approaching a time of year when many of us have the odd day or two left in our holiday entitlement and some of us might end up not using it.“Rather than simply let the odd day be written off, a scheme similar to the IRS programme could allow employers to give an employee’s salary for that day to an approved charity of their choice and offer tax relief on that donation.” Hartlepool-based accountancy firm Horwath Clark Whitehill says that a new initiative from the American Inland Revenue Service (IRS) would benefit charities in the UK if a similar idea were transferred here.Following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, the IRS has implemented new legislation to try to increase the amount of money donated to the crisis fund.Under the new programme, employees can donate any holiday, sick or personal leave in exchange for their employer making cash payments to qualified tax-exempt organisations that provide relief for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Advertisementcenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Pasadena Resident Delbert ‘Del’ White Joins Braille Institute Board of Directors

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes In an appointment that promises to strengthen its fulfillment of its continuing mission to provide a broad range of free education, social and recreation programs and services for people who are blind or have low vision, Braille Institute of America (BIA) is pleased to announce that Delbert White joined the organization’s board of directors on January 25, 2017.White moved to Pasadena, in June 2016 from Durham, NC and brings a career of in-depth experience working with and for people who are blind. From 2005 to 2016, he worked in senior management, most recently as executive vice president of business operations, at LC Industries, Inc. in Durham, a manufacturing company with an 80-year history as the nation’s largest employer of people who are blind.Prior to LC Industries, White provided strategic leadership in the corporate offices of Office Depot through leadership positions serving departments that focused on both global and North American distribution and technology. Since May 2016, he has served as president of CamTek, LLC, in Pasadena, a new company formed jointly by the LC Industries Foundation and Dr. Mark Humayun of USC’s Roski Eye Institute. CamTek, LLC is dedicated to developing biomedical devices that could reduce the incidence of vision loss and blindness.Born in Barbados and educated at Barry University in Miami, FL, where he studied management, information technology and finance, White looks forward to finding opportunities to apply his broad skill sets to the work of Braille Institute. “I would like to draw on my industry background to help its students move from education to employment,” he said. “I know that having a job is a great source of independence for many people who are blind or suffer vision loss.”Braille Institute President Peter Mindnich added, “Del White’s business acumen, coupled with a longstanding passion for serving individuals living with vision loss makes him a perfect match for our board. Working with Del promises to open significant new opportunities for our mission.”About Braille Institute of AmericaBraille Institute of America is a nonprofit organization that serves tens of thousands of people of all ages who are blind or partially sighted people through an array of integrated educational, social and recreational programs and services designed to help people with vision loss lead enriched and fulfilling lives. Funded by private donations, all services are free of charge. For additional information, please visit BrailleInstitute.org. Follow on Facebook at Braille Institute or on Twitter @BrailleInst. Business News Make a comment Subscribe Top of the News More Cool Stuffcenter_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week People Pasadena Resident Delbert ‘Del’ White Joins Braille Institute Board of Directors From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 1:51 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

Wine Access Announces Acquisition of Prestigious Napa Valley Wine Merchant 750 Wines

first_img TAGS  Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleCuradel Surgical Innovations (CSI) Moves Flagship Contrast Agent for Image-guided Surgery, ZW800-1, Towards CommercializationNext articleCovestro choisit LabTwin pour lancer sa stratégie mains-libres de collecte de données et de numérisation Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Twittercenter_img NAPA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– Wine Access, the premier destination for discovering expert-curated wines, today announced that it has acquired Napa Valley’s prestigious wine merchant, 750 Wines. The two companies will join together to continue a shared mission and commitment to offering high-end, limited production boutique wines. 750 Wines founders David and Monica Stevens have been pioneers of the Napa Valley wine industry for decades, establishing deep relationships and trust among customers through elevated retail and tasting experiences. Together, they have launched some of the most successful and sought-after wines from Napa Valley through their deep relationships with top Vintners and Winemakers. Wine critic Robert Parker Jr. once stated, “I was at the opening of a wine shop in St. Helena, 750 Wines, a new project by David Stevens and his wife Monica, aka, the most connected person I know in Napa.” The relationship between the two organizations began when Vanessa Conlin MW, Head of Wine at Wine Access joined the board of Monica and David’s beloved, Jameson Humane, a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit organization improving animal welfare through global collaboration and education for the benefit of all life. Their shared love of wine and animals established a great trust and admiration, which will continue as the organizations join together. “David and Monica’s commitment to curating first class selections and creating a one-of-a-kind tasting experience that’s revered by the industry’s most sophisticated palates is something we’re excited to bring on under the Wine Access umbrella,” said Joe Fisch, CEO of Wine Access. “We’re honored to continue 750 Wines’ legacy which brings the highest-quality small production wines straight to the door of wine enthusiasts around the country.” “It has been an honor and a privilege to grow 750 Wines alongside David, sharing the world of small production wines made by our friends and colleagues in Napa Valley,” said Monica Stevens, Co-Owner of 750 Wines. “We’re thrilled to be joining forces with the team at Wine Access. As one of the largest and most respected online wine providers, we knew this would be the right opportunity to unlock access to a wider range of cult and iconic wines from around the world for our members.” Wine Access will now host 750 Wine’s inventory and continue to innovate on upstream offerings to customers around the country. ABOUT WINE ACCESS Founded in 1996, Wine Access is a pioneer in the online wine industry and is one of the highest regarded retailers connecting consumers with unique, otherwise inaccessible wines around the world. As one of the earliest adopters of ecommerce and DTC offerings in the digital wine space, Wine Access curates high quality wines from every wine region around the globe, creating more accessible ways to enjoy wine that extend beyond the bottle. Wine Access’ Master of Wine, Master Sommelier, and team of industry experts taste over 20,000 wines a year, offering only those that exceed the expectations defined by their prices. Through Wine Access’ network of family-owned, legendary winemakers, and coveted marquees, customers have access to an inspiring curation of unique and often unattainable wines. To build a deeper understanding and connection to each bottle, every shipment includes original tasting notes, flavor profiles, pairing recommendations, and compelling original stories that capture the authentic personality, passion, and philosophy of the producer. Wine Access also offers a Wine Club membership that unlocks access to rare and highly coveted wine selections from every major wine-growing region around the globe four times a year. To find out more, visit https://www.wineaccess.com/. ABOUT 750 WINES Founded in 2009 by Napa Valley veteran wine merchant, David Stevens and his wife, Monica Stevens, 750 Wines quickly became one of the most respected wine retailers in the country. Known for their bespoke private tastings and access to the most sought after labels in wine country, the Stevens attracted collectors and enthusiasts alike. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005361/en/ CONTACT: Melanie Galang [email protected] Moxie Communications Group KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RETAIL ONLINE RETAIL FOOD/BEVERAGE WINE & SPIRITS SOURCE: Wine Access Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 10:00 AM/DISC: 02/04/2021 10:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005361/en Facebook Local NewsBusiness Facebook Pinterest Wine Access Announces Acquisition of Prestigious Napa Valley Wine Merchant 750 Wineslast_img read more

Supreme Court Refuses To Entertain Plea Seeking Waiver Of Exam Fee Of Class X & XII Students In The Capital Amid Covid19

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Refuses To Entertain Plea Seeking Waiver Of Exam Fee Of Class X & XII Students In The Capital Amid Covid19 Sanya Talwar17 Nov 2020 4:14 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a plea seeking waiver of payment of exam fees for students of Class X & XII in wake of the pandemic situation.A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy & MR Shah stated that the appropriate authority should be approached.The plea arose out of grievances of seeking students of classes 10 and 12 in the current academic year in…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a plea seeking waiver of payment of exam fees for students of Class X & XII in wake of the pandemic situation.A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy & MR Shah stated that the appropriate authority should be approached.The plea arose out of grievances of seeking students of classes 10 and 12 in the current academic year in view of COVID-19 and financial problems being faced by some parents.The instant petition filed had been filed by an NGO ‘Social Jurist’ against a September 28 order of the Delhi High Court, seeking directions to CBSE to grant exemption from payment of CBSE Exams Fee in pandemic crisis to over 30 lakh class X/XII students of CBSE affiliated schools.”How can the court direct the government to do this? You should give a representation to the government… Dismissed,” the bench said.Advocate Ashok Aggarwal told the Court that fee should at least be waived off for Government school students in the capital, considering that they do not pay school fees either.Aggarwal also told Court that there had been a rise in the examination fee since last year. “CBSE was charging only INR 375 from Class X and INR 600 from Class XII for exams earlier,” Aggarwal said.The Court was however, not inclined to interfere.The high court had asked Delhi Government and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to treat the PIL as a representation and take a decision “in accordance with law, rules, regulations and government policy applicable to the facts of the case” within three weeks.The instant appeal averred that due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the income of parents has either disappeared or declined to such a level that it has become difficult for them to arrange even two meal for their families.It said the high court’s order has resulted in denial of relief to 30 lakh students in the country and three lakh are in Delhi alone.The plea, filed through lawyer Ashok Agarwal, said either CBSE be asked to waive off the exams fee or the Centre should pay the money from the PM Cares Fund in the country.It may be stated here that till 2018-19 the CBSE Examination fee of students of class X/ XII was very nominal but in the year 2019-20 respondent CBSE increased Examination fee in manifold.”In the current year 2020-21, CBSE has demanded Examination fee from Rs 1,500 to Rs 1,800 from students of class X and Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,400 from class XII students depending upon number of subjects, practical, etc, the plea stated.In the last academic year, the Delhi government had paid examination fees to the CBSE of students of class X and XII, but in 2020-21, it has refused to do so citing financial crunch, it said.The NGO sought direction to the CBSE to waive the fee or direct the Centre to pay to CBSE from the PM Care Fund or from any other available resources.Next Storylast_img read more