Concerned over the deteriorating academic standards, the Haryana Government has decided not to allow new private B.Ed colleges for two years. It was decided at a meeting chaired by Vijai Vardhan, Additional Chief Secretary, Higher Education, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. it was also decided to enforce strict auditing of the faculty and other infrastructure at the existing B.Ed colleges.Government sources said displeasure of the Punjab and Haryana High Court against non-transparent procedure of student admissions brought the government in ban mode.Prof MM Goel, Kurukshetra University’s Dean of Colleges , who attended the meeting, told The Tribune that nearly 28,000 seats remained vacant in BEd colleges in the 2015-16 academic session.“Private colleges were found admitting non-attending students from other states. There was no transparency in admissions and rules were flouted by various college managements,” alleged Prof Goel.Officials said the state might review the situation in 2018 whether to grant permission for fresh B.Ed colleges or not.Sources blamed the policy formulation for the dismal position of B.Ed institutes in Haryana.“The National Council of Teachers’ Education (NCTE) grants recognition to self-financing private BEd colleges. The policy framework of NCTE obligates the state universities to grant affiliation to these colleges. The liberal approach of the NCTE in granting permission led to the mushrooming of BEd colleges that swelled to nearly 490 in the last decade,” said an official requesting anonymity.There were numerous complaints that a bunch of teachers were shown as teachers in more than one institute. Lack of sincere efforts by regulatory universities gave a free hand to private managements as no action was taken against erring colleges,” the official claimed.However, the state government has now decided to impose stricter supervision over private colleges.Prof Geol said the college managements would now be asked to upload the details of their faculty and infrastructure on their respective websites.