Delhi Education Minister Mr Manish Singh Sisodia had made a verbal commitment few days back by stating that his govt would be paying the exam fees of CBSE students. This announcement came after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had announced earlier its decision to increase the exam fees by more than 50% for the students belonging to all the categories.
Now the Delhi govt has recently issued a circular to all its schools including the aided ones regarding the Board exam fees. The circular reads that these schools should not be collecting the CBSE Board exam fees from those students who are studying in Class X and XII. The exam fees collection process would resume only after the government will issue further notice later on regarding the same.
The official circular by CBSE reads that regarding the fees matter, the heads of all govt-aided and govt schools have been directed not to collect the exam fees from students who are currently in Class X and XII for payment to the Board until further notice.
Few days back the Education Minister while speaking to the media had stated that all those students of Class X and XII belonging to schools in Delhi which are govt-aided or govt-needed will not have to pay any fees for Class X and XII. He also added that his govt had requested the CBSE to rollback its decision regarding the hike in fees.