Kapil Sibal Planning To Criminalise Educational Malpractices
With a goal to modify India’s educational system, Union Minister for Human Resources Development, Kapil Sibal, intends to put an end to the malpractices in education.
As per report, Sibal has agreed to a bill that would fine schools and colleges taking capitation fee, for non-transparency in admission process, and giving out wrong information on infrastructure.
The educational institutions found culpable of as many as 25 similar malpractices identified by the HRD Ministry will be penalised with Rs 50 lakh and sentencing of up to 10 years in case of individuals.
According to the sources, Kapil Sibal has approved the bill and forwarded the same to Union Law Ministry. All medical and engineering colleges and universities will come under the purview of the law after it takes effect.
The HRD Ministry has also planned the setting up of a single member tribunal led by a retired judge for addressing grievances. Criminal cases can be pursued in the court of metropolitan magistrates. The HRD Ministry now aims to get approval from the Cabinet so that the bill can be initiated in the Winter Session of Parliament.
The bill, if permitted, will be a respite for students and their parents when the admission begins in the next academic session.