The fine involves the prices of unsold textbooks plus an 18% interest.
When the MGLC system began in 1992 under the District Primary Education Programme (DPEP), its teachers were given perhaps the toughest of assignments.
A section of the teachers pointed out that the Plus-Two Chemistry question paper was difficult and there were spelling mistakes.
The decision was taken after the Kozhikode Super Check Cell of the department had found 9 teaching posts in the school as excess during the academic year 2009-10.
Preventive measures implemented included forming bio-bubbles with several batches of students, introducing shift system to prevent crowding and adhering to all COVID-19 protocols.
The minister toughened his stand, following the Education Department's report stating that 5,000 teachers and staff have not been vaccinated against COVID-19.
The state government will publish an academic guidelines for schools in two days, said General Education Minister V Sivankutty.
With schools in Kerala set to reopen from November 1, the government has urged institutions to ensure that drivers and attenders are fully vaccinated.
Plus-one examinations begin on September 24 and end on October 18 while VHSE exams start on September 24 and finish by October 13.
The General Education minister has claimed that a number of the students in the tribal sector have already got access to online education.