Jaipur: Coaching institutes in Jaipur will pay an annual amount of Rs 500 per student to Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) that will use the money to keep the city clean. The money will be kept in an escrow account and will be withdrawn by JMC to cover various sanitations expenses.
It was yet unclear whether the coaching institutes will force students to pay this money in addition to the fee that they charge for coaching classes.
The decision was taken in a meeting conducted at JMC headquarters on Friday.
The meeting was attended by senior JMC officials including deputy commissioner (revenue) Vinod Purohit and representatives of coaching institutes.
As an estimate, nearly 1 lakh students are studying in coaching institutes in the city. The JMC will get nearly Rs 5 crore by charging Rs 500 per student.
JMC had recently sealed five coaching institutes in the city for alleged violation of norms related to segregation of waste.
JMC officials said that Allen Career Institute, Career Point, Aakash Institute, Innovation and Spring Board are among the coaching institutes sealed for the violation of norms related to color-coded dustbins for waste segregation. The coaching institutes were also allegedly violating other norms including non-payment of lease money, UD Tax, sewerage and hording tax.
All the five institutes are situated near Riddhi Siddhi crossing on Gopalpura Bypass. The classes didn’t take place for three days.
JMC officials said that the coaching institutes had agreed to contributing Rs 500 to keep the city clean.