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CPI-M member M B Rajesh opposes fee hike in Navodaya schools
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CPI-M member M B Rajesh opposes fee hike in Navodaya schools

New Delhi, Feb 7: The CPI-M member M B Rajesh on Thursday urged the government to take immediate steps to revoke its 'unjustifiable' orders increasing the monthly tuition fees in the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour in Lok Sabha, the Palakkad MP said in a recent order the government has hiked the tuition fees of students from Rs 200 to Rs 600 and for those between class Nine to Twelve (IX to XII) to Rs 1500 per month.

"This is unjustifable and the order ought to be withdrawn at the earliest," he said adding the worse is the order would impact the students among Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

"Such a decision and the hiked fee structure will make Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas inaccessible to the rural poor," he said.

The move is aimed at doing away with the reservation policy in the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, he said. (UNI)