• The government approved amendments to a proposed Bill to curb unfair practices in higher technical education institutes, which include raising to Rs 1 crore the fine for demanding capitation fee and provisions for grievance redressal mechanism.
  • The amendments to the Prohibition of Unfair Practices in Technical Educational Institutions, Medical Educational Institutions and Universities Bill, 2010 were given the nod by the Union Cabinet along with a change in the title of the Bill.
  • The Bill, which was introduced in Lok Sabha in March2010, was referred to the Parliament Standing Committee on HRD, which submitted its recommendations in May 2011.The accepted ones included raising penal provisions for charging capitation fee from Rs 50 lakh to Rs one crore.