Deposit fee or face action: HC to defaulter coaching centres

Deposit fee or face action: HC to defaulter coaching centres

Srinagar: The J&K High Court has directed all defaulter coaching centres to deposit the amount to be paid as fee to a two-member committee of retired principal judges within one week before registrar judicial.
In case of failure to do so, a division bench of justices Muzaffar Hussain Attar and Ali Mohammad Magrey warned to proceed against them.
In February this year, the court appointed the two-member panel of District and Sessions Judges to verify the undertaking filed by the coaching centres in compliance to the court orders.
The panel was to inspect all the coaching or tuition centres and find out as to whether the undertakings given in the court were correct. The panel was also tasked to find out whether the coaching centres have complied with the J&K Regulation of Private Tuition Centres Rules of 2010.
The coaching centres operating in Srinagar were asked to deposit Rs 10000 each while those operating in other districts of the Valley were asked to deposit Rs 7000.
The amount, as per the court, is to be paid to the members of the committee in equal share.
Meanwhile, the panel also filed its status report in a sealed cover, with regard to the inspection of coaching centers. However, due to the paucity of time, the court ordered to open the sealed cover on next date of hearing in the case.
“The report will remain in the custody of Registrar Judicial who will produce the same before the court on next date,” the court said.
In another direction, the division bench directed two separate committees headed by Divisional Commissioners of both Kashmir and Jammu respectively to accord consideration for registration to those centers who have applied for registration after December 30 last year.
“In the interest of students, we direct the committee constituted by the court to accord consideration for registration of tuition centers and coaching centers in accordance with Government orders and court orders. The committees of both in Kashmir and Jammu province shall accord consideration for registration for regulating the functioning of tuition centers,” the bench said and posted the case was further consideration on May 13.
The court was hearing a PIL filed by social activist Ahsan Untoo through advocate Mir Majid and B A Tak. The coaching centres association was represented before the court by advocate Nasir Qadri and state by Additional Advocate General Shahwar Gowher.