In the view of COVID-19 outbreak, the Odisha government has asked the private schools to reduce or defer the school fees till June.
The state government extended the lockdown period to April 30, becoming the first state to do so.
Schools and colleges have been ordered to remain shut till June 17.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has asked schools to be sympathetic while dealing with school fees. In his message to the private players, the CM said this will help the parents whose incomes have been adversely affected.
Students of Class 9 would be promoted to Class 10 for this academic session, following evaluation of the five papers for which exams had been conducted.
The School and Mass Education department has also formed a committee to take necessary measures for 2020-21 academic session.
Administration authorities at various places have urged private schools not to pressurize parents for paying fees.
Not only Odisha, Haryana and Rajasthan governments have also directed all private schools across the state to not pressurize the parents of the students to deposit any fees until the lockdown period is over.