HC hauls up authorities over illegal coaching centres

HC hauls up authorities over illegal coaching centres
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Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Tuesday directed state authorities to implement its directions and regulate the running of registered coaching and tuition centres in the state.
The court passed the direction after it was informed that despite various directions from the court, there is no proper check of illegal coaching, nor any record of student ratio or of fee structure revealed by the coaching centres. Unabated unregistered coaching centres are coming into existence day by day.
After these submissions made by the counsel appearing in the PIL, the Division Bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and Justice Sanjeev Kumar directed the concerned authorities to implement its directions and regulate the proper running of all registered coaching and tuition centres in the state.
It may be mentioned that the court had also constituted a three-member committee headed by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir with Director School Education and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir as its members. The said committee was asked to immediately close down all unregistered tuition and coaching centres wherever functioning in the Kashmir Division.
The court had directed the judges’ committee to inspect all the coaching/tuition centres and find out whether the undertakings given before it were correct and whether they (the coaching centres) have compiled with the J&K Regulation of Private Tuition Centres Rules of 2010.
In order to secure the interests of children who are studying in the unregistered coaching and tuition centres, the court had directed the owners and the authorised persons of the institutes not to operate bank accounts which stand in their names.
A similar committee (comprising the Divisional Commissioner, Director School Education and IGP) for Jammu Division was constituted as has been constituted in Kashmir Division, and all directions issued with regard to Kashmir Division have been extended to the said committee for Jammu as well.
The coaching and tuition centres functioning in Jammu, the court had said, shall file undertakings that they comply with the 2010 Rules and court directions before the Divisional Commissioner Jammu. The Divisional Commissioner Jammu was asked to notify the order to all the coaching and tuition centres operating in the division, covering ten districts.