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Keeping the COVID-19 in mind, schools in Uttar Pradesh will not charge advance fee and transportation fee form students.

The Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) has directed schools not to ask for advance fee or charge transportation fee during the lockdown period.

The Parishad has also given instructions that schools will not cut names of students from the enrollment register who fail to pay fee on time.

Earlier, on April 21, the state Education Minister Dr. Dinesh Sharma had tweeted that schools have been instructed not to charge transportation fee for the duration the schools were closed.

The ambit of the order was increased to include advance tuition fee too.

Several state governments have taken similar decision and directed schools, private and government, not to demand advance school fee from students during the lockdown period.

Meanwhile, UPMSP, to minimize the loss of studies, has begun online classes for students through WhatsApp.

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