1. The Telangana government announced that fresh or duplicate certificates will be given free of cost to the students who lost their mark sheets or certificates in the recent heavy rains that hit the state. 2. The move came after several students approached the education department expressing their distress over the same. 3. Taking note of the situation, Special Chief Secretary of Education, Chitra Ramachandran issued orders in this regard. 4. Government 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.