GUWAHATI: The State Government will continue its fee-waiver scheme for students taking admission to Higher Secondary, undergraduate and postgraduate courses for the academic session 2022-23.
The Director of High Education has issued a notification in this regard. The criteria are: (i) the annual parental income of students should not exceed Rs 2 lakh from all sources; (ii) neither of the parents should work in State Government, Central Government, semi-government or government undertaking; and (iii) regular students with 75 per cent attendance in classes without any back paper to clear; and (iv) the scheme does not cover private colleges, private universities and Central universities.
The proof of income and documents required include an income certificate from the local Revenue Circle Officer and a declaration from the student that neither of the parents is an employee in the State Government, the Central Government or any government undertakings. In the event of detection of this declaration as false, the student concerned will have to refund the waived fee amount.
The college or university can take only magazine fees, games and sports fees and college week fees from students covered under the fee-waiver scheme. The Directorate of Higher Education has sent letters to the Registrars of state universities and the principals of all government and provincialized colleges to this effect.