Mayawati flays CBSE for hiking exam fee

Mayawati flays CBSE for hiking exam fee

Lucknow, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati on Tuesday criticised the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for increasing the examination fee and termed it an 'anti-poor' act of the BJP government. Demanding its immediate withdrawal, Ms 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. 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.

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