Maharashtra government’s draft regulation upsets coaching class owners 

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Owners of private coaching classes in Maharashtra are upset with the state government’s draft proposal to regulate the industry. The proposal asks for five per cent revenue share from the coaching owners in the state. The opposition came after the draft was leaked online on social media. Among other proposals, the state is also considering a ban on fees being paid in cash to coaching class


1. The association will write to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, raising their objections to the draf

2. Instead of regulating the industry, the draft, in its current form, will shut the industry down

3. It is illogical to seek five per cent revenue share over and above the 18 per cent GST as well as the income tax we pay

4. The committee seems to have ignored the recommendations made by the industry

5. Association had proposed several rules to define coaching classes and get them registered

Currently, there is no survey or register of coaching classes in the state. However, some industry experts estimated that there are over 75,000 coaching classes in the state, with more than 10,000 just in Mumbai.

About the Draft

–It was prepared by a committee formed in January this year to chalk out regulations for private classes

–The draft states that the government may ask coaching classes to share five per cent of their revenue with the state and seek a 50 per cent concession in fees for state board students

–Apart from revenue sharing and fee concessions, the proposals in the draft also include reservations for SC/ST students in coaching classes and separate washrooms for girls and boys

–The draft also proposes to make it mandatory for coaching classes to have designated parking spaces.

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