The Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that the government will pay for the examination fees of all the Class 10 and 12 CBSE students studying in government schools. Kejriwal took to Twitter and said that the education of every child in Delhi is the responsibility of the government.
Earlier, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had also said that the government will pay for the examination fees of all the Class 10 and 12 CBSE students studying in government schools starting this academic year
He also added that relevant instructions have been issued to the schools regarding not to charge CBSE board fees from the students.
"Delhi government will pay the CBSE board examination fees of all students of class X and XII in Delhi government schools, instructions have been issued to the schools to not to collect fees from students," Sisodia tweeted along with an order copy issued by the Directorate of Education, Delhi.
The order reads, "The CBSE has enhanced the examination fees for class X and XII for the Examination 2020. In this regard, the heads of all government, government-aided schools, and Patrachar Vidyalaya are hereby directed not to collect the Examination fees from the students of class X and XII for payment to CBSE till further directions.
However, the process of completion of CBSE's List of Candidates will continue, as usual."
CBSE on the direction of Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, has decided to restore the earlier practice of charging Rs 50 only from SC and ST candidates appearing for Class X and XII board examinations in Delhi government schools.
Meanwhile, Arvind Kejriwal informed that the seats for higer education improved from 11 lakh to 1,5 lakh since the time AAP came to power.
In order to enable the students to pursue higher education after class 12, the Delhi government provides a guarantee free loan up to Rs 10 lakh for which the government stands as guarantor, he said.