Minting Money

November 13, 2017 0 Comments EDITORIAL 49 Views
Minting Money
Jammu and Kahsmir Government has once again failed to streamline the the educational system, especially the fee structure in Kashmir region. The private school authorities have been minting money from the parents on the name of giving “better education”  to the children. The private schools have been minting money from the children in the name of Everything. For instance, recently a high profile school had organised a cultural event in the name of cultural promotion. However the students were asked to deposit money for the event and then later on the students were also asked to deposit money for the velditory function. This is a sheer injustice to the students and thousand of poverty-stricken parents. Similarly there are several disparities being given to the students. Recently taking cognizance of media reports regarding excessive fee being charged by some private educational institutions, the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) G N Itoo asked all private schools in Kashmir division to publicise within one week the details of the fee charged by them. Some parent bodies had taken up the matter with the Directorate of School Education that exorbitant fee is being charged by some private educational institutions, particularly some prominent schools, in various districts of Kashmir division. As the Government has put mechanism for charging fee by the recognized private educational institutions has been already put in place by the government through SRO-123 dated: 18-03-2010 in place there is a greater need to streamline the educational institutions of the Kashmir valley, numerating the guidelines laid down in the said SRO. The Directorate must publicise the details of the fee structure for information of public before the commencement of each academic session. The admission fee has to be charged only once at the time of first enrolment of the child/student in the school, no money from any source shall be accepted by any such school without due acquaintance and without being properly accounted for, there shall be no mid-session revision of the fee and the schools shall effect, any revision of fee, in consultation with the Parents Associations under an intimation to the concerned Director School Education.
While there are strict guidelines in place the Government functionaries must take up the system strictly. In view of the framework setup by the government, no private educational institution is competent to charge fee other than that stipulated in SRO-123 that too on reasonable rates fixed by the Government/Fee Structure Committee,” said the notification by DSEK.

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