Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) has suspended acknowledgment of two non-public schools for charging over the top expense infringing upon the Fee Fixation Committee (FFC) orders.
The acknowledgment of RP School Mallabagh and Green Valley Educational Institute, Ellahibagh was suspended. DSEK additionally coordinated to change the enlisted understudies of these schools in close-by government high/auxiliary school for following examination 2018.
Appropriately, DSEK had issued a show cause notice to the chief of the RP School on June 23 this year, requesting that he clarify his position with respect to claims of charging over the top expense infringing upon the expense obsession board of trustees’ request on February 21.
As indicated by the notice issued by DSEK, the parent body of the school had moved toward it with the supplication that the school administration is charging higher expense than the charge endorsed by expense obsession panel in February 2018.
“Plainly RP School is running issues with regards to expense structure in negation of the tenets and directions and as needs be the acknowledgment of the R P School Mallabagh, Srinagar is suspended with quick impact,” it peruses.
The notice was likewise expressed that the Principal of R.P School Mallabagh answered that the school has just presented the record to the FFC for considering the charge climb subsequent to taking money related, scholastic and different perspectives into thought and that it had looked for three days to get the request from FFC.
“Boss Education Officer Srinagar vide letter No CEO/Sgr/IMW/1243 dated 11-6-2018 revealed that the school is charging a higher expense from the students in comparison to the fee fixed by the FFC,” DSEK notice reads.
DSEK issued an order (vide no. DSEK/GS/1418-25/2018) on Friday in this regard. According to an official statement, another communication vide no. DSEK/GS/1069-70, dated: 03-07-2018 was forwarded to Joint Secretary JKBOSE and Principal DIET Srinagar wherein they were instructed not to entertain any affair of the schools till further instructions from the Directorate.
Public Relation Officer (PRO), RP School Mallabagh, Shabir Ahmad said there are 1800-2000 students in girls wing of RP School and government has to decide where will they study now.
“After the government orders suspension of our recognition, we are going to conduct management-parent meet on Sunday to discuss this issue who will tell us that whether we are really charging exorbitant fee or the government is generalizing this on complaints of few parents,” he said.
Meanwhile, Director School Education, G N Itoo said, “We haven’t suspended the recognition of R P School only. There is another school as well. We have informed both the school authorities that the suspension order will remain enforced until they adhere to FFC directives on fee.”
He also appealed the parents to bring into the notice of the department any compliant regarding the arbitrary hike in fee and other related issues “so that the erring institutions are made accountable and timely action against them under norms is initiated”.