State not to regulate coaching classes, as of now

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Mumbai, Feb 20 (UNI) The Maharashtra government today informed the Bombay High Court that it was not willing to regulate coaching classes, as of now.

Assistant Government Pleader Madhubala Kachale informed a division bench, comprising Justice Bilal Nazki and S A Bobde, that Principal secretary to school education department had informed her that the State Government was not willing to regulate coaching classes, as of now. The court then asked her to put the State's stand on affidavit within a week's time.

Forum for Fairness in Education had moved the high court, saying coaching centres were being run at various places in the State without any regulatory mechanism and as a result anybody starts the coaching centres are opening at any place without having even minimum basic facilities.

It was also alleged in the petition that the teachers in Government service were usually the teachers at these coaching centres.

An Ordinance was promulgated on October 17, 2007, providing regulatory mechanism for coaching classes, but it was allowed to lapse and it did not take the shape of an Act.


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