Government frames common admission schedule for private schools affiliated with JKBOSE

Government frames common admission schedule for private schools affiliated with JKBOSE

‘Any violation shall warrant action under rules’ Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has framed a common admission schedule for private schools affiliated with the J&K Board of School Education following complaints about “exploitation” from parents. An order issued by Principal Secretary School Education Department Asgar Hassan Samoon Thursday said that the government’s Fee Fixation […]

Private school charges fee without holding online classes, allege students

Private school charges fee without holding online classes, allege students

Srinagar: Students admitted at the MET Higher Secondary School Barzulla in Srinagar have alleged that the institution is forcing them to pay full fee for the last six months of COVID-19 lockdown period without conducting any online classes or distributing assignments. The school management while acknowledging the complaints, however, maintained that the online classes were […]

Jaish militant from Pulwama killed, soldier injured in Budgam gunfight

Jaish militant from Pulwama killed, soldier injured in Budgam gunfight

First floor of residential house set afire with explosives Budgam: A militant from Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district and affiliated with the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) was killed in a gunfight with government forces on Tuesday at Nowhar locality of Chrar-i-Sharif in Budgam district. The gunfight, which concluded with Asif’s killing at about Tuesday noon, […]

Govt opens schools in Kashmir to confused teachers and fearful students

Govt opens schools in Kashmir to confused teachers and fearful students

Srinagar: A negligible number of students turned up as secondary and higher secondary government schools in Kashmir reopened after nearly six months on Monday. Schools in the region, like everywhere else, have been shut since mid-March when the Covid-19 pandemic broke out. The Ministry of Home Affairs recently under ‘Unlock 4’ allowed schools to reopen […]

66 percent Budgam households await potable water connections

66 percent Budgam households await potable water connections

Chief Engineer Jal Shakti says ‘they feed from public posts’ Srinagar: Despite boasting of nearly 80 ‘operational’ water supply schemes, 66 percent of households in central Kashmir’s Budgam district are still awaiting potable water connections, according to official data. The district is divided into two Public Health Engineering divisions of Budgam and Chadoora, each spread […]

Govt asks for audited statements of private schools’ finances

Govt asks for audited statements of private schools’ finances

Srinagar: After several reports of teachers being dismissed from service even though fees are being collected from students by private schools, the School Education Department has sought audited statements from private schools of their income and expenditure. Throughout the prevailing pandemic, there have been frequent reports about “mass layoffs” of teachers at private schools and […]

Govt bans private schools from collecting capitation fee

Govt bans private schools from collecting capitation fee

Srinagar: The government on Friday barred private schools in the region from charging capitation fee and subjecting students to “screening” at the time of admission. The capitation fee often charged arbitrarily by private schools in the region has been rendered illegal by virtue of section 13 of the RTE Act 2009 of the Government of […]

Govt bans private schools from collecting capitation fee 

Govt bans private schools from collecting capitation fee 

Srinagar: The government on Friday barred private schools in Jammu and Kashmir from charging capitation fee and subjecting students to “screening” at the time of admission. The capitation fee often charged arbitrarily by private schools in the region has been rendered illegal by virtue of section 13 of the RTE Act 2009 of the Government […]

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