Srinagar: The directorate of school education Kashmir has cracked its whip on private coaching centres for operating in violation of norms laid down by the competent authorities.
On Friday a team of officials headed by joint director Abid Hussain cancelled registration of seven coaching centres which were operating in Parraypora area of Srinagar in violation of rules and High Court direction.
Also, few coaching centres were found operating without obtaining registration from the school education department.
Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) G N Itoo said the department will intensify the inspection of coaching centres in Srinagar and other districts as well.
Itoo also issued a circular asking parents not to enroll their kids in unregistered coaching centres.
“If any coaching centre is found functioning without registration, same should be brought into the notice of the standing committee so that action is taken against the said elements under law,” he said.
G N Itoo said the a standing committee stands constituted in every district which is headed by additional deputy commissioner (ADC) to monitor the functioning of private coaching centres.
Meanwhile, as per the list submitted by the inspection team all the seven coaching centres whose registration has been cancelled were operating in Parraypora area of Srinagar.
The private coaching institutes include Ignited Minds, Excell coaching centre, Nature institute of Basic science, Panaash coaching centre, Zed education and Branic coaching institute was closed on spot.
“Zed education was closed on spot while as Branic coaching institute was operating without possessing any registration of department and was closed on spot,” reads the report submitted by the inspection team.
It is pertinent to mention that directorate had given registration to only 182 private coaching centres in the month of October.
“The registration was issued on basis of certain conditions but these tuition centres didn’t fulfill the criteria laid down by the competent authority which resulted in cancelation of their registration,” Itoo said.
He said all the coaching centres which will be found operating in violation of norms will be sealed. “And the inspection will be conducted in every district to put a control on this menace,” he said.
Notably, several private coaching centres without registration, offer coaching classes to students for their appearance in competitive exams as well as for coaching in class 11 and 12th.
Meanwhile, the Director education said they are receiving several complaints from parents against unregistered coaching centers which dupe the parents in the name of education.
“The department is not against any educational activity but it should not become a business to exploit the innocent children,” Itoo in a circular said.