Srinagar: The district administration of Barmulla and Shopian Sunday asked concerned officials for close monitoring of coaching centres in these areas.
According to an official spokesman, district magistrate Baramulla Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone and district magistrate Shopian Bashir Ahmad Bhat held meetings at their respective district headquarters and directed the officials to enforce the High Court guidelines on functioning of coaching centres.
DM Baramulla chaired a meeting in which additional district commissioner, assistant commissioner revenue, Superintendent of Police, SDPO’s, Chief Education Officer, SDM’s, Tehsildars and other concerned Officers participated.
Lone impressed upon all the officials to make surprise visits to the coaching centres on regular basis. “Officers to work in coordination to ensure that there are separate toilets for boys and girls, heating arrangements, seating arrangements and separate rooms for boys and girls in the coaching centres,” he told the officials.
“It was decided that separate timings for coaching classes for boys and girls will be enforced in the district, with coaching classes for boys in forenoon session from 9 AM to 1 PM and for girls in the afternoon session,” the official said.
He said that in addition to this, subject wise teachers, segregation of boys and girls, registration and attendance records and CCTV cameras shall be installed in the coaching centres. “Moreover, a check on the tuition fee charged from the students, reservation of 10 percent for poor and orphan and suitable timings for coaching classes also must be ensured,” he added.
Similarly, in Shopian, the district development commissioner Bashir Ahmad Bhat held a meeting with officials from revenue, Education department, and principal of Government Degree College Shopian and representatives of tuition centres.
“It was stressed upon the representatives of coaching centres to get their centres registered and ensure proper basic minimum facilities at the centres so that the students do not face any inconvenience,” an official spokesman said.
He said that the DDC directed the representatives of coaching centres to ensure heating arrangements, sufficient space, separate toilets for girls and boys and proper academic ambience.
“He also directed them to make public the fee structure being levied by them from the students. Regarding the timing, it was given out that in Shopian the tuition work at these centres shall not commence before 10 a.m in the morning,” the spokesman said.