By Ishfaq Reshi
Budgam: Despite a government ban, private tuition centres are openly employing government teachers in the main town of Budgam.
Kashmir Reader received reports about many centres operating in Chadoora, Magam, Budgam and other towns of the district, where government teachers were running the show, wholly or partially.
At some centres, students said, a few youth have been hired by the tuition centres to “fool authorities”, while government teachers were clandestinely taking classes.
A student from Magam told Kashmir Reader that government teachers were openly running coaching centres for the past two months in the town.
To evade raids from authorities, students alleged, the government teachers have adopted different tactics like delivering lectures during odd hours.
“These teachers deliver lectures in the coaching centers before the beginning of the official timings due to which they are not being caught by the administration,” said Wahid Ahmad, a student.
Some of tuition centres are operated in noisy rooms in busy markets. “Besides violating law, there are no facilities of heating and seating arrangement provided by these coaching centers,” a group of students said.
Students alleged that the district administration was not taking any action, neither against the teachers delivering tuitions at their homes, nor against the tuition centres employing them.
CEO Budgam, Dr Inderjeet Sharma, told Kashmir Reader that he had already received some complaints regarding the issue.
“We have framed a committee at district level and we are going to inspect all these centers which are violating the norms. Strict action will be taken against these teachers who are mocking government order and running tuition centres despite the ban,” Sharma said. “Because of snowfall the process had got delayed. We have prepared a list and soon action will be taken against them.”