Capitation fee may attract jail term; GoM clears landmark bill

Bill aims at checking malpractices in educational institutes

PTI | February 20, 2010

File photo of HRD Minister Kapil Sibal who is seeking stern punishment for malpractices
File photo of HRD Minister Kapil Sibal who is seeking stern punishment for malpractices

Charging capitation fee or failure of educational institutions to keep promises could attract imprisonment up to three years for guilty administrators or fine up to Rs 50 lakh for the institute.

A Group of Ministers, headed by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, on Friday gave its approval to a HRD Ministry's bill that stipulates severe punishment for administrators and institutions for any type of malpractice.

The Bill to check malpractices in educational institutions, seeks to consider such practices as criminal or civil offences depending on the nature of the crime.

"The GoM approved the bill with minor changes. Now it will again go to the Cabinet and later to the Parliament," a HRD Ministry official said.

Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal made presentation on the proposed bill before the GoM.

Apart from Pawar and Sibal, the other members of the GoM are Defence Minister A K Antony, Home Minister P Chidambaram, Science and Technology Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Law Minister Veerappa Moily and Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Alhuwalia.



Other News

TRP-driven model bred irresponsibility: Sudhir Chaudhary

News profession is organic in nature, requires responsibility and discipline, and there is no room for mistake. To maintain high standards of accuracy you need discipline and hygiene in the newsroom. Sudhir Chaudhary, editor in chief of Zee News, Zee Business and Wion, has said that a TRP-driven business m

This Mumbai NGO empowers children with skills

When Dharmendra Pandey, a fruit-seller had to leave Mumbai after the imposition of the lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, and return to his village in Uttar Pradesh, he was staring at economic uncertainties ahead. Little did he know that his 16-year-old son, Mahavir, had acquired skills that would come

Masks: Awareness: near-total, compliance: half-way

Wearing a face mask is the first line of defence against the novel coronavirus, along with maintaining social distance and frequently washing hands with soap. More than six months after the outbreak of Covid-19, nearly 90 percent of people in India have become aware of the necessity of wearing a face mask,

Covid-19: Daily recoveries cross 1 lakh mark, new cases far fewer

Is India finally gaining an upper hand over the Covid-19 pandemic? After weeks of new cases hitting 90,000-plus every day, the tide seems to be turning, as the number came down to 75,083 on Tuesday, and the recoveries were not only higher than that but crossed the 1 lakh mark too. The countr

A travelogue of an inner pilgrimage

Sit Your Self Down A Novice’s Journey into the Heart of Vipassana By Gayatri Jayaraman Hachette India, 212 pages, Rs 399   As stress and strife increase in daily life, more and more people are turning to meditation as an all

Vote in the time of Covid: EC hosts global webinar

On completion of one year of the chairmanship of the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB), the Election Commission (EC) of India on Monday hosted an international webinar on the theme of “Issues, Challenges and Protocols for Conducting  Elections during COVID-19 : Sharing Country


Current Issue


Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter