Bhubaneswar: Following the arbitrary hike in board examination fees for Class X and XII by CBSE, the Odisha Parent’s Federation has sought Chief Minister’s intervention in this matter.
In a letter addressed to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, the State-level Parent’s Organisation wrote: “We parents strongly opposed CBSE’s decision to increase the fees for Class X and XII Board examination of both general as well as SC & ST category students. The exam fee has been hiked by 24 times in case of SC & ST Students. It was Rs. 50 last year but now it is Rs. 1200. In case of General category students, Rs. 750 has been doubled to Rs. 1500.00. A late fee of Rs 2000 has also been imposed.”
“We request you to write a letter to HRD Minister for his intervention and order CBSE to withdraw this arbitrary increase of examination fee,” the parents’ body further urged the Odisha CM.
Besides, the Odisha Parent’s Federation as also requested the Minister of School & Mass Education Samir Ranjan Dash and all MPs from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to oppose the arbitrary fee hike by the Central Board of Secondary Education.