Transport Tussle; Private Schools Told To Submit Substantiate Docs

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Srinagar: In order to put an end to transportation issues between the government and the private schools, authorities on Tuesday have sought substantiate documents from the private school management to justify charging transportation fees.

According to the reports, the Committee for Fixation of Fee of Private Schools (FFRC) has directed the private school management to submit all supportive documents on the matter.

“In order to ascertain the genuineness of the information submitted by private schools and to enable the committee to take a final decision, the private school management shall finalise the supportive documents before the committee, FFRC said in an order.

“The FFRC after receiving various representations from stakeholders regarding charging of transport fee during the period of lockdown issued a notice to all private schools of UT of Jammu and Kashmir with the direction to submit information of various documents of transportation to FFRC,” it reads.

FFRC said that in absence of proof and evidence in support of the data submitted by the private schools, the committee may not be in a position to decide the matter in a just and proper manner.

“Therefore, all private Schools of UT of Jammu and Kashmir are directed to submit supportive documents including receipts in case of insurance, taxes, bank interest and fee received,” FFRC said.

The FFRC has also asked the management to submit the payroll of drivers and conductors who were on rolls during a lockdown period along with their contact details, copies of RC’s of vehicles owned, number of students availing bus facility and the bank statement wherever applicable.—(KNO)

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