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DDC Budgam reviews functioning of private schools

Budgam, May 20: District Development Commissioner, Budgam Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today convened a meeting of all heads of private schools functioning across the district.

The meeting organized by Education department Budgam was also attended by CEO Budgam Fatima Tak, DEPO, F.A Raina, all ZEOs and other concerned.

CEO Budgam in detail put forth the issue required to be discussed in the joint meeting which include making all private institutions to adhere to and abide by the rules and regulations notified by the Government.

These directions include ensuring self owned private transportation for ferrying school children mostly comprising of 25-seater or above buses, duly painted in yellow and that fee shall not be collected from parents during winter session on account of bus fare.

The DDC while speaking on the occasion said that it has come to her notice that some of the institutions are not adhering to the envisaged guidelines/ instructions issued by the government.

She said there are complaints of collection of bus fee during winter holidays, harsh punishments given to students including corporal punishment and stressed on arresting these trends.

She further said that there is urgent need of restructuring of school functioning and urged upon all private institutions to ensure 25 percent reservation for the weaker sections at the time of admission besides constituting committees at all institutions for proper monitoring of child abuses.

She further emphasized on imparting moral education and contribution towards Red Cross fund.

The DDC directed CEO to personally monitor the implementation of the instruction in letter and spirit and submit fortnightly reports accordingly.

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