The new twist is that delays in issuing new job notifications made students and unemployed unrest in Telangana.
The Telangana state government sees a ‘conspiracy’ by coaching centres run by Seemandhra managements, students are provoking against TS Govt to bring pressure on it for conducting exams in the old format that was in force in the undivided state.
The coaching centres are collecting fee from Rs 75,000 to Rs 2 lakh to train students for various recruitment exams. The industry is valued at Rs 1,000 crore per annum but the government is not getting any revenue from taxes as no need for approval from Govt to run coaching centres.
Areas such as Ashok Nagar, Dilsukhnagar, Mehdipatnam and Ameerpet etc. are hubs for such coaching centres in HYD. OUJAC, TSJAC students are strongly opposing the hefty fees collected by coaching centres. They also complained to govt regarding this issue.
This sparked intense agitations by students, putting the government in a fix. The intelligent officials are saying coaching centre would suffer losses if any changes were made at this juncture.
They A senior official of the Higher Education department said “We are a new state born just eight months ago. The TSPSC is yet to become fully operational. Yet students are agitating for notifications here. On the other hand, APPSC is an established body. Despite this, they have failed to issue a single notification. But there are no agitations in front of APPSC or Andhra Pradesh Secretariat. This clearly shows that the Seemandhra coaching industry in Hyderabad, which is minting hundreds of crores from students, is egging on students against the Telangana government to block exam reforms.”