Srinagar: The School Education Department in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district Wednesday ordered private coaching institutes not to function during the schooling hours.
Officials of the School Education Department of the district said the orders were issued to keep the academic going smoothly.
According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Chief Education Officer (CEO) Kulgam said, “In the backdrop of complaint pouring public at large and in the interest of smooth functioning of the regular all the registered coaching centre owners are put under strict instructions to keep their coaching centres closed from 9:45 am to 4:15 pm excluding in holidays so that the class work of the students is not affected.”
It also warned the government teachers of strict actions if found practising in the private coaching institutes.
“The government employees of the Education Department are strictly advised to refrain from engaging in private coaching which is sheer violation of government orders and invites action as warranted under rules,” the CEO also.
It also said that if any negligence in this behalf is found, the department will take serious and strict actions under rules without any further notice.
Pertinently, the government in the previous academic session had announced prohibition on any activity or assignment including the private tuitions by teaching faculty of School Education Department.
The government has said that it has observed that some members of teaching faculty of School Education Department are undertaking coaching assignments in private institutions and coaching centres even during school hours in violation of Rule 10 of the Jammu and Kashmir Government Employees (Conduct) Rules, 1971 as well as Chapter (IV) Section 28 of RTE Act, 2009.”
The department in a circular issued in 2022 has also said that the Rule-10 of the Jammu and Kashmir Government Employees (Conduct) Rules, 1971 states, “No Government employee, whether on leave or active service, shall except with the previous sanction of the government engage directly or indirectly in any trade or business or undertake any other employment.”—(KNO)
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