Abolition of application fees for Government examinations – Rajya Sabha QA
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
QUESTION NO 728
ANSWERED ON 27.06.2019
Abolition of application fees for Government examinations
728 Shri Sanjay Raut
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state :-
(a) whether it is a fact that many aspiring candidates are unable to pay fees to participate in Government’s recruitment examinations and other competitive examinations;
(b) whether Government is considering to abolish application fees for examinations of Government posts by bringing new affordable technology in this regard; and
(c) if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a): Yes, Sir.
(b) & (c): There is no proposal under consideration of the Government to abolish application fee for all candidates appearing for Government recruitment examinations.
However, candidates belonging to Schedule Caste/ Schedule Tribe, persons with disabilities, ex-servicemen and women candidates are already exempted from payment of fee for Government recruitment examinations.