BSP chief Mayawati attacks CBSE over exam fee hike, calls the move 'anti-government'
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IBNS/UNI) Bahujan Samaj Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday slammed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for hiking the examination fee.
She termed the move as 'anti-poor' of the PM Narendra Modi-led BJP government.
Demanding its immediate withdrawal, Mayawati in a statement here said the CBSE's decision of fee hike is totally wrong.
Later, she tweeted, 'The decision of the CBSE is childish and against the poor students."
"The action of the government is to derail the education system and prevent them from appearing in the examination," she said while announcing that the BSP will be with the students in their fight against the CBSE.
अभी हाल ही में CBSE ने 10वीं व 12वीं के लिये परीक्षा शुल्क में जो 24 गुना तक बढ़ोतरी की है, जिसके तहत् अब एस.सी.-एस.टी. छात्रों को 50 रुपये के बजाय 1200 रुपये देने होंगे।— Mayawati (@Mayawati) August 13, 2019
इसी ही प्रकार सामान्य वर्ग के छात्रों के शुल्क में भी दोगुनी वृद्धि की गई है। यह अति दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण, जातिवादी व गरीब विरोधी फैसला है। CBSE इसे तुरन्त वापिस ले। बी.एस.पी. की यह माँग है।— Mayawati (@Mayawati) August 13, 2019
The CBSE has hiked the examination fee by 24 times as now the SC/ST students who used to pay Rs 50 have to submit Rs 1200.
Similarly, the fee of the general students have also been doubled from Rs 750 to Rs 1500.
While the students enrolled in CBSE schools abroad will have to pay Rs 10,000 for five subjects for both Class X and XII against Rs 5,000.
The migration fee, which was Rs 150 earlier, has also been increased to Rs 350.