Central Executive Committee of SFI welcomes the verdict of Supreme Court in the PIL filed by us in 2014 on the issue of the mushrooming of ‘unrecognized’ private engineering and medical private coaching centres in violation of Right to Education (RTE) guidelines. The Supreme Court of India directed the Central Government to put private engineering and medical entrance coaching centres on strict restrictions. The Court has also observed that considering entrance tests as the sole criterion for admissions is primarily faulty. Court has directed the central government to put in a structure to regulate the functioning of these coaching centres.
It needs to be noted that most of these institutions have become money minting shops, with no check on the quality of education. Even though the court has observed that these coaching centres can’t be ‘closed’ at this juncture since many of the students are dependent on them, we need to reiterate that it is due to the dual system of school education that these centres are mushrooming. Government can’t shy away from its responsibility from giving quality school education, so that students do not have to depend on the private coaching centres. The struggle against the mushrooming coaching centres in essence is also a struggle for quality, common school system.
SFI will build movement across the country to ensure that government is forced to implement the court decision.
VP Sanu (President) Vikram Singh (General Secretary)