DU faculty wants rollback of 18% GST on admission
New Delhi: Showing empathy with the pain of scores of economically weaker section students, a protest was held against imposition of 18 per cent of (Goods and Services Tax) GST being levied on admission as well as examination forms for students across universities. Claiming that GST would slow down the social transformation of students, the protesters said the it needed to be withdrawn.
Reacting over the issue, Aditya Narayan Mishra, former president of Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) and a professor at Department of Political Sciences, has written to Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar to reconsider charging GST from students as it will 'burden' students by further making higher education inaccessible.
"The imposition of the 18 per cent 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,' reads the letter written to Union minister. 'Please withdraw GST on students' fees immediately and make education inclusive,' Mishra said in the letter.
The faculty is protesting against the imposition of 18 per cent of GST being levied on admission as well as examination forms for students across universities, claiming it will slow down the social transformation of students.
Teachers claim this move will neglect the economic situation of their students and parents, who are working as watchmen, security guards or are engaged in other