SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High court granted four weeks to the state government to file an updated report on unregistered coaching centres running in the state.
The court said that to secure the interests of children studying in the unregistered coaching and tuition centres, it was necessary to close down the centers operating illegally.
A division bench headed by Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey directed the state counsel BA Dar to file an updated affidavit with regard to unregistered coaching centers in the state within four weeks.
After perusal of the report of a committee of judges, the court had directed the divisional commissioners of Kashmir and Jammu to take necessary remedial measures about the issue of unregistered tuition centers.
The court also constituted three-member committee headed by divisional commissioner Kashmir with director school education and Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, as its members. The said committee was asked to immediately close down all unregistered coaching centres wherever functioning in the Kashmir division.
Also Court had directed Judges Committee to inspect all the coaching/tuition centers and find out as to whether the undertakings given in the court were correct and whether they (coaching centers) have complied with the J&K Regulation of Private Tuition Centers Rules of 2010.
The court had also directed that a similar committee shall be constituted for Jammu division and all the directions issued with regard to Kashmir Division shall be extended to that committee also.
The coaching and tuition centers functioning in Jammu, court had said, shall file undertakings that they comply with 2010 Rules and court directions before the Divisional Commissioner Jammu.
Meanwhile the Divisional Commissioner Jammu was asked to notify the order to all the coaching and tuition centers operating in ten districts in Jammu division.