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Slash CBSE Exam Fee

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday sought the intervention of Union Minister of Human Resource Development (MHRD) over the recent decision of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to hike the examination fee of X and XII Board Examination fees.


In a letter to Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Chief Minister Mr.Patnaik wrote, “The CBSE has recently caused a sharp hike in the examination fees of Class X and Class XII students, causing resentment among parents and other stake holders. The abnormal rise, specifically in the fees in respect of SC and ST students by 24 times has come as a shock.”
He said the Odisha Government has opened more than 200 English Medium Model Schools which are affiliated to CBSE in rural areas for the benefit of economically and socially under-privileged sections of the society.
“Therefore, I request to prevail upon CBSE to reconsider their decision in the interest of people,” wrote Mr.Patnaik in his letter.
Notably, the CBSE had on Sunday announced hike in exam fee from Rs 50 to Rs 1,200 and from Rs 750 to Rs 1500 for SC and ST and General students respectively.
The DAV Parents’ Association in Odisha has strongly condemned the move of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to increase the fees of Class X and XII board examinations for SC and ST students.
 


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