HC gives state one week to update on ETT scam

HC gives state one week to update on ETT scam
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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has granted week’s time to State government for filing updated status report of investigation with respect to the Elementary Teachers Training (ETT) scam.
Additional Advocate General (AAG),B A Dar informed court that the status report has been prepared by the Crime Branch and in coming week the report will be submitted before court for further action.
Hearing the litigation on ETT scam, the division bench of Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur directed state counsel to file updated report within one week.
Previously, the court had directed the government to complete the probe of illegally run Elementary Teachers Training in State immediately.
“The investigation teams should find out the institutions that are running without proper consent and shall take action against them under the law,” the court had said.
In December, the two Elementary Teachers Trainings (ETT) institutes at Jammu were closed after the crime Branch investigation (CBI) report revealed that the institutes were functioning illegally.
Further, the court said that the institutes who stand sealed in compliance with the order dated 13-12-2017 shall file the objections by or before 25-04-2018 which is also the next date of hearing.
Meanwhile status report was submitted by Secretary,School Education with respect to amendment in J&K School Education Rules 2010.
The report stated that with regard to amendment in Jammu and Kashmir School Education Rules 2010, the amended rules stand submitted through Chief Secretary in coordination with General Administration Department (GAD).
“After obtaining the advice from the Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, the amended rules stand submitted through Chief Secretary in coordination with General Administration Department, as soon as approval will be received, same will be notified,” said advocate Dar.
The court directed advocate Dar to file the latest status within four weeks.

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