The Supreme Court on Friday said that private coaching centres in the country need to be “regulated” as these cannot be “wiped out” and asked the Centre to ponder over framing guidelines for it.A bench comprising Justices A K Goel and U U Lalit said requirement of entrance exam for courses, like engineering, is not something “which can be ruled out” and the government has said in its affidavit that it would give weightage to the marks obtained in qualifying school exams as well.
The bench was hearing a PIL filed by Students Federation of India (SFI), the students front of CPI(M), on mushrooming of “unrecognised” private coaching companies allegedly in violation of Right to Education (RTE) guidelines.When the counsel for the petitioner told the court about coaching centres in Rajasthan, the bench asked, “What do you want the court to do? There are coaching centres.
You can’t say they have to be wiped out completely. Yes, they have to be regulated and the government will frame guidelines.” “The Union of India says it will give weightage to qualifying exams also. There are umpteen number of boards. The requirement of entrance exam is not something which we can rule out,” the bench told the petitioner.