HC seeks investigation status of elementary teachers training scam

HC seeks investigation status of elementary teachers training scam
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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High court on Monday sought investigation status in Elementary Teachers training scam by next date of hearing besides report on the effectiveness of amendment of J&K education rules.
The court observed that the scam surfaced in 2011 and so far the investigation has not been completed.
Court directed Inspector General of Police crime branch to apprise the court on next date about the process of investigation with regard to session 2011 held by ETT colleges.
While hearing the PIL regarding irregularities and embezzlement in ETT colleges across the state, the Division Bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur remarked that education has to be streamlined.
The court was informed that necessary amendment in education rules has been done. After hearing the counsel, the court directed for a report on effectiveness of the amendment.
Court had directed for necessary amendment in education rules in order to regulate the activities in Elementary Teachers Training Colleges across the state.
Court has also sought details of ‘NOC’ with regard to affiliation and recognition of institutes as also the action taken against the ETT institutes who have violated the rules.
It was also pleaded before the court that since there is huge number of such colleges across the state which are running illegally and such Crime Branch is investigating the matter yearly so the progress of investigation may be permitted by the court on annual basis.