Private schools flouting govt instructions: School Education Department

Private schools flouting govt instructions: School Education Department

The School Education Department (SED) Friday said the private schools in the Kashmir division are not ensuring full compliance with the various government orders issued from time to time.

The department also said that the private schools were violating the government and Fee Fixation Committee (FFC) orders related to charging of tuition and transportation fee.

In this regard, a circular was issued by the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) on Friday.

“The circular instructions were passed on November18, 2017 followed by another circular on July 14, 2018 with regard to implementation of orders issued from time-to-time,” it read.

It stated that special cells in the offices of the Chief Education Officers headed by Deputy Chief Education Officers were constituted and it came into the notice of DSEK that the private educational institutions are not implementing the orders passed by the administrative department as well as FFC.

DSEK also said that special cells in the Valley districts have been constituted “but till date it has resulted in the non-submission of monitoring reports as were required.”

“The administrative department on June 01, 2021 has issued guidelines regarding the conduct of virtual classes in Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory during lockdown period of COVID-19 pandemic for session 2020-21. DSEK subsequently forwarded the instructions of administrative department to all CEOs for strict adherence of guidelines by concerned authorities and heads of government and private schools,” it read.

 “The concerned CEOs are once again instructed to ensure implementation and strict adherence of the orders issued from time-to-time in letter and spirit. They are also directed to get the complaints lodged against the private schools redressed in the special cells in a time-bound manner,” it added.

It stated that the action taken report shall be shared with DSEK on a weekly basis on priority.