TED NewsDesk, New Delhi: The government of Delhi is formulating a policy for the regulation of private coaching centres functioning in the city and framing guidelines for necessary facilities, fee and safety measures, as per officials. Many private coaching centres are running a parallel education system and still fall beyond in state regulations, running without statutory compliances exposing students to severe hazards. To stop this, the government has asked institutes with an enrolment exceeding 20 students to register themselves with the Directorate of Education (DoE). The government also proposes to collect the data of such institutes and details of their infrastructure, land area, necessary facilities, fee structure, and safety standards.
“Private coaching institutes and centres, imparting pre-admission coaching to students for admission into medical and engineering or any other professional courses or pre-examination coaching for securing government or private jobs via written or oral examinations conducted by any agency of the government or a private establishment, or coaching and tuition of any subject taught at secondary or senior secondary school examination level, are proliferating in Delhi,” said Yogesh Pal Singh, Delhi’s Assistant Director of Education. “The students from all over India come to the city for preparation of such examinations and seek admission in private coaching centres. These institutions are running a parallel education system and are still out of the ambit of any regulation and running without any statutory compliances leading to serious hazards to students,” he added.
Singh referred to the unfortunate fire incident at a coaching centre in Gujarat’s Surat, which had claimed lives of 22 students, which has drawn the attention of the government to formulate guidelines for such private coaching institutions and centres concerning necessary facilities, fee and safety measures etc. “It has also come to the notice of the government about some events of cheating and fraud on the part of some private coaching centres which remain unattended due to lack of regulation in this field. The government is very much concerned to safeguard the interest of such students already enrolled or desirous of enrolling in such coaching institutes in Delhi. “Therefore, it is felt that there is an urgent need to regulate the functioning of education provided by such coaching institute and centres within the jurisdiction of Delhi,” Singh said.
With this initiative, students seeking any out-of-school assistance for their academics will be better protected by the state in all spheres. It will also act as a check on rampant scams and fraud schemes we see within the industry. Thus, this move will serve as a relief measure, and one can hope that the student community in the National Capital Region will appreciate it.
Source: Indian Express