SRINAGAR: The Directorate of School Education Kashmir Tuesday granted provisional registration to 40 coaching centres in Kashmir division subject to fulfillment of conditions outlined by the state government, from time to time, in light of the observations made by the J&K High Court.
“On the basis of the recommendations of Deputy Commissioners/CEOs and the Committee constituted vide this Directorate Order No: 541-SDSEK of 2017 dated: 7-6-2017 read with order issued under endorsement No: SDEK/GS/Coaching/914/2017 dated: 6-9-2017 registration is granted in favor of 40 Coaching/Tuition Centres as per annexure to this order to run coaching/tuition centres till December 2018 subject to certain conditions,” said an order issued today by the Director School Education Kashmir, Dr G N Itoo.
According to the order, the coaching/tuition center shall have to seek registration from the competent authority under the relevant provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Shops and Establishment Act. It shall have to notify, in leading newspapers, the details of the fee structure before commencement of each academic session, maintain admission register indicating detailed particulars of the candidates, maintain proper record of tuition fee in proper accounting books, notify and display monthly tuition fee charged from students subject-wise/class-wise/course-wise, notify and display detailed particulars of its faculty members including their qualification and experience and reserve 10 percent free admission in each class/course for the students who happen to be destitute, orphans or belonging to the families living below poverty line.
The list of such deserving candidates, according to the order, shall be provided to the coaching centres by the Directorate of School Education Kashmir per the provisions laid in Govt Order No: 558-Edu of 2015 dated: 27/10/2015.
The order further said that the Coaching Centres shall have to adhere to the Pupil-Teacher Ratio in order to provide quality and individual education and overcome the academic gaps of the students.
The permission shall be restricted for private fruition in two shifts only i.e one shift half an hour before the working hours of schools and other shift half an hour after the working hours of schools.
The conditions also include non-adherence to using address system in teaching learning process, maintaining of arrival register of the outsiders, cumulative record of tests conducted and cumulative graphs be maintained for the review of the inspecting authority, competitive reference books be kept available and projector oriented education should be imparted.