After a Mumbai High Court order, it has been made mandatory for teaching staff of government aided and non agricultural colleges to declare their assets every year. The decision comes on a case filed to raise concerns on the falling standards of education being imparted within institutes. Those teaching at government aided and non agricultural colleges in the state will now have to declare their assets every year. The state’s orders were issued following the Bombay High Court’s remarks that teachers were spending more time at private coaching classes than in the college classrooms, affecting the quality of education. The state has already issued the orders respecting the HC’s remarks, and colleges have initiated the process of asking their staff to declare their movable and immovable property and sources of income. This practice will be followed at the beginning of every year now – Rajesh Tope Minister for Higher and Technical Education has said. The Minister believes that the policy would prevent government teachers from teaching in coaching classes and ensure they spend more time in colleges. He said the department would soon review the order and check if all colleges and institutes have taken the declaration from the teachers. Bureau report – NMTV News.