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Maharashtra may bring law to regulate pvt coaching classes


Vinod Tawde

Mumbai: Maharashtra government is planning to enact a law to regulate private coaching classes in the state, Education Minister Vinod Tawde told the Legislative Assembly today. Tawde said Law and Judiciary department has given its green signal for enactment of such a law and the government will take opinion from Advocate General too in order to make the legislation full proof.

The Minister was replying to a debate raised by BJP legislator Sardar Tara Singh through a calling attention notice in the lower House. Singh sought information from the government about coaching classes which display advertisements promising 100 per cent results.

“Do you have details about such classes and the fees levied on students,” he asked. Tawde said government has no control over private coaching classes. “Earlier, such a proposal to regulate coaching classes had come before the legislature but it did not take shape of a law,” he added.

Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil said the business of coaching classes has become very profitable given the fact about full page advertisements in newspapers regularly. Prithviraj Chavan (Congress) said coaching classes should be debarred from publicising their profession like lawyers and doctors.