Delhi Government on Wednesday announced that it will pay Class X and XII CBSE exam fee of 3.4 lakh students
Delhi Cabinet, in its meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal approved the Department of Education’s proposal that the Delhi government will pay the CBSE Examination Fee of Class X and XII students of Government, Government Aided schools including taken over schools and Patrachar Vidyalayas.
The cabinet decision will benefit around three lakh fourteen thousand students, at a cost of around Rs 57 crore to the government.
The assessment of students of classes III to VIII and IX and XI is being done through centralised exams conducted by the Directorate of Education (DoE) in the form of Mid Term and Annual Exams.
The assessment of students of classes X and XII is being done through Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) by conducting Annual Exams in the months of March-April.
All expenditure involved in conduct of Home Exams on items like printing of question papers, answer sheets and other related items is met by the Directorate of Education under a scheme ‘ Examination Reforms Br for quality improvement – S&M’ without passing the burden of any expenditure to students/parents.
However, Examination Fees charged by the CBSE is borne by students for classes X and XII. Head of Schools collect this fee from students and remit to CBSE usually during September month. (UNI)