For some days, Hyderabad city has been experiencing heavy rains and flash floods. As a result, the public residing in certain areas have lost their property. Some of the students also lost their vital educational certificates while some of the certificates were damaged due to heavy rains. The State Government of Telangana on Tuesday announced that fresh or duplicate certificates will be given to the students for free who lost the same in the heavy rains.
The Government made this move after several students approached the education department to provide new certificates. Chitra Ramachandran, the Special Chief Secretary of Education issued orders over this concern on Tuesday. The concerned authorities have said that they have got several representations that hundreds of students have lost their certificates or damaged.
As per the official order, ‘Government has carefully examined the matter and hereby ordered all the authorities, namely commissioner school education, intermediate education, collegiate education, technical education and registrars of universities to issue fresh/duplicate certificates as and when the students apply either online or offline.’
The official order further reads, ‘All the students who require a copy of their lost certificate can apply to the concerned authority duly giving their details of name, type of exam, hall ticket number and year of exam. Applications can be made online or offline. The authorities are advised to issue these certificates on application free of cost.’
Previously, the state government has deferred all the school-level, university, and recruitment examinations till Dussehra i.e., 25th October 2020. Due to a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal, the state has been witnessing ‘heavy to very heavy rains’. As a result, several colonies across the city were flooded. The state government indexed the losses at Rs. 5000 crore and declared 50 casualties in the state.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation in Hyderabad assessed that 35309 families were affected in the flash floods of 13th October 2020. Besides this, a massive loss of Rs. 670 crore has been estimated by the corporation. Check this website to get the latest educational updates such as the exams, results, and more.