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Delhi Government to bear ‘hiked’ board exam fees for its schools

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Days after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) hiked the board examination fees; the government of Delhi has announced that it will bear the board examination fees for all the government school students.

The announcement was made by Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia in a post on twitter.

“The Delhi government will pay the CBSE examination fees for all the Class 10 and 12 students from Delhi government schools,” he tweeted.

In a circular dated August 23, the Delhi Directorate of Education has asked all city government schools to not collect any examination fee from the board class students for payment to CBSE till further directions.

However, the circular said that the process of making the list of candidates should go on.

Notably, the fee for schedule caste and schedule tribe students under the CBSE was increased from Rs. 50 to Rs. 1,200. On the other hand, for general category students, the fee was hiked from Rs. 750 for five subjects earlier, to Rs. 1,500.

However, after the Delhi government agreed to pay the balance amount, the board reinstated the fee for the SC/ST students of the city government schools.

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