Govt fails to take action against coaching centers violating guidelines

Govt fails to take action against coaching centers violating guidelines

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Wahid Bhat 

SRINAGAR:  Despite of the repeated assurances by the Government to check the functioning and operation of various coaching/tuition centers in J&K state, the Government has miserably failed to fulfill its commitment.

The coaching centers that are operating in Srinagar have totally bypassed the orders passed by the director education and state Government on several times. The coaching centers were supposed to get registered but this too has not been done till date.

Sources told Press Trust of Kashmir that the lecturers of Higher Secondary School are teaching at coaching centers during office hours and Government is a mute spectator.

Sources added that Press Trust of Kashmir that Government failed to take action against coaching centers lacking infrastructure. They added that in many coaching centers students are made to sit in small rooms.

The Government had given 15 days’ time to coaching centres in last year to get their registration/permission formalities completed under the Jammu and Kashmir Regulation of Private Tuition Centre (Rules 2010). Sources added that many coaching centers are yet register.

They said that the government was supposed to take action against those failing to fulfill guidelines but all these rules are being bypassed by the coaching centres and Government is a mute spectator.

A group of parents while taking to Press Trust of Kashmir said that there are scores of coaching centres where hundreds of students are accommodated in small rooms. This is a huge nuisance and a cause of concern, they said.

Many said that the coaching centres in Srinagar, Baramulla and Anantnag etc have become hub of immoral activities. They said that the vagabonds and ruffians can be seen roaming freely outsides these places especially in Parraypora area of Srinagar city and the police too has failed to check this menace.

“The outside youth come to these coaching centres and start eve teasing female students’, they alleged.

When contact director school Education Kashmir Ghulam Nabi Itoo he was not available for comment. (PTK)

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