The professors of Delhi University are raising their voice against the 18 percent GST levied on the academic expenditure incurred by the students.The whole faculty is protesting as this will make not only increase ¬†the annual fees but also raise the examination fees and the cost of examination form.
According to the teachers this move is against the right to education of the children of watchmen , sweepers and parents earning low wages . Aditya Narayan Mishra, former president of DUTA and a professor at department of political sciences wrote a letter ¬†to the HRD minister Prakash Javadekar to to reconsider the 18 percent GST and wrote, ‚ÄúThe imposition of the 18 percent of GST on the admission and examination forms for the young trying to get admission in Universities, on the other hand, is nothing but education denied to those coming from economically weaker and backward sections of the Indian society. Please withdraw GST on students‚Äô fees immediately and make education inclusive .‚Äù
Rajesh Jha, professor at Rajdhani college said, ‚Äú The government needs to make higher education accessible to youth, treat it as an instrument for upliftment for those unable afford it. My students have expressed their parents‚Äô inability to afford higher education if they have to pay money at every stage.‚Äù
GST is the tax which replaced all the indirect taxes and now students all over India will have to pay 18 percent more if this is not repelled. ¬†