Delhi Government to pay CBSE Board Exam fees for 3.14 lakh students

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New Delhi: The proposal of the Department of Education regarding the payment of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Examination fee of Class X and Class XII students have been approved by the Delhi government.

The Cabinet, in its meeting on Wednesday chaired by the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, approved the Department of Education’s proposal. The cabinet decision will benefit the students of government and government-aided schools including taken over schools and Patrachar Vidyalayas. Under the scheme, the fees of around 3.14 lakh students will be covered, at a cost of around Rs 57 crore. This scheme will be implemented from the current academic session 2019-20 onwards.

This includes the fee payable towards practical exams for science stream and vocational subjects opted by the students of Class XII. No fee shall be collected from students on account of CBSE Board Exam Fee.

The present proposal to bear the expenditure on account of providing complete subsidy towards CBSE Board Examination Fee of students of class X and XII of Government Schools, Government Aided Schools including Taken Over schools and Patrachar Vidyalaya for the current financial year 2019-20 is as under:

(i)    The proposed scheme is expected to benefit a total of about 3.14 lakh students for both classes X and XII taken together.

(ii)  For the students of class X(179914) and XII (133802), there are 5(Five) Compulsory Subjects and One Optional subject for which fee is to be remitted. This will be Rs. 1800 per student for class XII and 1800 per student for class X.

(iii)   In respect of 14,783 Science Stream students of class XII, there will be 3(three) Practical Exams and fee @ Rs. 150 per Practical Exam needs to be remitted.

(iv)   Students opting for Vocational Stream in class XII will have 2(Two) Practical subjects and fee @Rs. 150 per Practical Exam needs to be remitted.

(v)    For 25000 class X students with Vocational subjects, there will be one Practical Exam for which Exam Fee Rs. 150/- will be payable.

(vi)  This new initiative is expected to cost about Rs. 57.20 crore per annum

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