Ensure teachers don’t take private tuitions: Govt tells DDOs

By: Ahmad Shabir

Anantnag: The government has directed the concerned authorities to ensure that no teacher is involved in taking private tuitions during the winters.

Authorities have asked the teachers and lecturers not to practice private tuition during winter break without the permission of the Director School Education, Kashmir (DSEK).

To implement the directive, Chief Education Officers (CEOs) of various districts have sought certificates from heads of all educational institutions that none of the teachers working in their respective institutions is practicing private tuition.

Sources said that following the directive by the DSEK, the Chief Education Officers have asked all the Zonal Education Officers and heads of other higher secondary schools and high schools to ensure the strict implementation of the order.

“All the teachers and lecturers of the district are directed not to practice private tuition, coaching in any institution without obtaining proper permission from DSEK,” they said.

The circular has also warned DDOs of the government schools and educational zones of penalty if any of the teachers working under them is found involved in the practice.

“Anybody caught unauthorizedly practicing private tuition will be penalized along with his DDO,” the circular in possession of Precious Kashmir reads.

Though the orders banning the private tuitions by government teachers have been issued in the past as well without any implementation on ground but sources said it is for the first time that the DDOs have been asked to certify that none of their teachers is involved in private coaching and threatened with action if anyone certified by him or her is found involved.

In another circular granting sanction to the free winter camps in government run educational institutions, authorities have also asked the private schools to adhere to the winter tuition fee fixed by the government formed fee fixation committee.

Pertinently, many private schools have started winter coaching in either at rented accomodations or in their respective schools.

To prevent these schools from charging huge amounts as winter coaching fee, the government, sources said, has asked them to strictly abide by the fee fixed by its fee fixation committee.


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