The Delhi government would bear entire fees for all categories of students in CBSE class 10, 12 in government schools, said state education minister Manish Sisodia. The decision followed an announcement of a fee hike by the Central Board of Secondary Education. On Monday, the board had announced that the burden of the fee hike will not be passed on to SC/ST students in city government and aided schools as Delhi government will pay the board.
“Students in Delhi government schools and aided schools will not have to pay any fees for CBSE Class 10, 12 exams. Delhi government will bear the entire cost for all categories of students, the modalities are being worked out,” Sisodia said. “Delhi government is in process of discussing with CBSE to roll back the fee hike. Irrespective of what happens, no child will have to bear the burden of registration fees as the government will bear that,” he added.