For pupils whose parents died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maharashtra government will waive the state board examination cost.

The Maharashtra government has announced that pupils whose parents died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will be exempt from paying the state board examination fee. Students taking their Class 10 and 12 board exams in Maharashtra can take advantage of a fee waiver program.

“A modest relief from our side to children who have lost their parents to the pandemic – exam fee for state board exams 2021-22 is being waived,” Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad posted on Twitter. We recognize that they have already been through a lot, but their education must continue.”

Schools in Maharashtra were set to open for junior classes in December, and the government issued all of the criteria and SOPs that the schools must follow. The reopening of schools in Mumbai and Pune has been postponed due to the Omicron threat, and the administration will make further decisions on December 15.

Guidelines for Reopening Schools in Maharashtra

  • Both teaching and non-teaching employees must be vaccinated. The government must ensure that all employees are fully vaccinated.
  • Parents will not be permitted to enter the school.
  • To ensure social isolation, schools will be built in stages.
  • Students and staff should wear masks, utilize hand sanitizers, and maintain social distance in accordance with COVID-19 procedures.
  • Schools are permitted to accommodate students in such a way that each class has 15 to 20 pupils at a time, with one kid per seat.