Coaching Centres Asked Not To Engage Govt Teachers

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Srinagar: Government has instructed all the heads of private Coaching Centres here in Srinagar not to engage any government teacher in their teaching faculty warning them of strict action in case they ignore the directive.

Chief Education Officer Srinagar has issued a circular vide number CEO/Sgr/IMW/650-53 in this regard.

Quoting Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act-2009 CEO said no teacher shall engage himself or herself in private tuition or private teaching activity.

“Government teaching personnel are hereby directed not to engage in private tuition or private teaching activity, failing which action as warranted under rules shall be initiated against the erring teaching personnel.”

The circular further reads that all the heads of private coaching centers are hereby put under strict instructions not to allow any government teaching personnel as teaching faculty of the coaching center, failing which the registration of the coaching center shall be withdrawn or suspended with immediate effect and disciplinary action under the provisions of law shall be initiated against the management.

“All the DDOs are directed to submit certificates to the office of the Chief Education Officer Srinagar that none of the teaching faculty under their control is involved in private tuition or private teaching activity.  The DDOs are advised to seek a similar undertaking from the concerned teaching faculty,” it reads.

The directions come at a time when complaints are pouring in that some private Coaching Centres have hired government teaching personnel for the teaching purposes.

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