Patna: The Patna High Court today ordered interim stay on the inspection of private B.Ed colleges carried out by the state government. Justice V Nath ordered that inspection should be kept in abeyance till the next date of hearing on June 21. The stay came on a petition of B R Ambedkar college, a private B.Ed college of Gaya. The petitioner contended that the probe of these private B.Ed colleges could be done only by NCTE (National Council for Teachers Education) and not by the state government. The Bihar government had decided to crackdown on B.Ed colleges from where reports of irregularities in awarding degree regularly come in.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had recently said a probe is underway to ascertain if the degree awarded by B.Ed colleges in the state are genuine or not. “All B.Ed colleges are being probed to ascertain if classes are held in these colleges or degrees are distributed illegally,” he said at an event in Purnea district on Monday last. The crackdown on B.Ed degree colleges followed merit muddle in Intermediate examination in the state. PTI
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