Fresh guidelines for private schools issued

SRINAGAR: The Joint Committee of Private Schools (JCPS) Monday laid down certain guidelines to streamline and tone-up the private education system with an aim to evolve a self regulating mechanism.

The meeting decided no school shall henceforth appoint or utilise the services of any staffer—teacher, lecturer, driver etc—without the proper verification of the antecedents of the person concerned. The employee shall be appointed only after an NOC issued by his/her previous employer.

The meeting also decided that the merit and the qualification shall be given top priority and no person shall be appointed on the basis of any recommendation or extraneous consideration.

For the safety of the students, the meeting decided that transport fleet of every school shall strictly adhere to all the safety norms as laid out.

It was also decided that all schools shall install a compliant box at a prominent place so that the students and the parents can make its use for their problems redressal.

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