Ms Indira Rajan, the general secretary of Kerala CBSE School Managements Association (KCSMA) stated that “government should stop discerning against the students of CBSE & keeping them away from social service activities like National Service Scheme (NSS) and Students Police Cadet (SPC)”. Ms Rajan has submitted an offer to HR Minister, Smrithi Irani, requesting that students who are members of NSS and SPC be given grace marks.
Ms Rajan states that some of the CBSE schools offer programmes like NSS & SPC because they cannot promise the students any extra marks for playing a part in them. In spite of the lack of support from education department, some schools of CBSE do run a SPC unit for the advantage of their students.
“The students of CBSE schools are refuted the grace marks for X standard as well as higher secondary exams at the same time as state board students obtain them”. KCSMA member states that “this is influencing the prospects of CBSE students”. He explained that due to lack of grace marks, students of CBSE are losing out when the computation of weightage is done for class X and XII Public examinations.