MUMBAI: Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis admitted that Mumbai University failed to properly implement the online assessment system.

"The online assessment system should have been introduced in phases. Had it been done so results could have been announced in time. The system is new, the valuers are a yet to get used to it, sometims valuers are not available...." he said.

The issue was raised in the legislative assembly on Tuesday by NCP legislator Ajit Pawar

Fadnavis said of the 17.5 lakh papers, 14 lakh had been assessed so far. "Unless all the papers for a particular subject are assessed, results cannot be announced. The governor has taken a serious view and set August 5, as a deadline for all results to be announced," he said.

He said all those students going abroad for further studies will get their marksheets by August 15.

"It is a completely new system and the University has been unable to implement it properly. Whether it should have been introduced across or in phases will be studied. The education department will issue directives onhow much of the online system should be implemented till it properly understood," he said.

Meanwhile Shiv Sena, junior ally in the government informed the legislative council about a breach of privilege motion that they want to table against education minister Vinod Tawde for not being able to meet the July 31 deadline that was set by Governor C Vidyasagar Rao to declare all the results. Anil Parab said that the education minister had given his word that he will meet the deadline and he had failed. However, opposition asked the chairman of the house Manikrao Thakre to ascertain whether a party which is a part of the government can it bring a breach of priviledge motion on the same government. "Any member can bring such a motion. I will ask Tawde for his reply on the motion and depending on it I will decide whether to accept it or not," said Thakre.