Amaravathi sources stated that Legislative assembly passed the andhra pradesh school education Regulatory and Monitoring Commission (Amendment) Bill 2019 which aims at expanding the scope of regulating the fees structure and standards in junior colleges in private sector besides ensuring 25 % reservations to poor students through a Commission.
When tabling the Bill, education minister Adimoolapu suresh said, the Bill aims at regulating the standards, fees structure and reservations to poorer sections and bring in junior Colleges also into the ambit of the Monitoring Commission, headed by a Retired high court Judge. Apparently the Bill became necessary to check the commercialisation of education sector in the state, where private and corporate educational institutions have been charging huge amounts as fees in the name of coaching to EAMCET, IIT, NEET and other competitive exams along with the regular course in junior colleges which is adversely affecting the government schools and colleges.
Moreover the assembly has also passed two other Bills by voice vote. Perhaps the andhra pradesh Charitable and hindu Religious Institution and Endowments (Second Amendment ) Act 2019, which enables to review the number of Board members of tirumala tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Board members which is now fixed at 19 and the andhra pradesh Excise (Amendment) Act 2019 which enables the State to levy Retail Excise Tax, Additional Retail Excise tax, manufacture excise tax and levy any other tax.