RTI reveals only 180 coaching centres out of 1,500 are registered
An application was filed under the right to information (RTI) Act seeking the details of different coaching institutes in Patna. The reply to the application states that only 180 coaching institutes in Patna are registered with the district administration. The applicant has claimed that the total number of coaching institutes is more than 1,500.
To regulate the mushrooming tutorials industry in the state capital, the government had enacted Bihar Coaching Institute (Control & Regulation) Act, 2010 which mandates that every coaching institute with a strength of more than ten students has to be registered.
The act also makes it compulsory for every coaching centre to have some facilities like first-aid facility, proper lighting, a cycle stand, washroom, fire-fighting equipment, etc. It also makes it mandatory to inform the students about the educational qualification of the teachers. However, most of the coaching institutes don’t adhere to the norms and guidelines of the act, the applicant claims.
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