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The administration instructed the private coaching centers in Srinagar, on Thursday, to not allow any government teaching staffer as a faculty and warned of strict action in any case otherwise.

As per a circular issued, Chief Education Officer has quoted the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act-2009 saying “no teacher shall engage himself or herself in private tuition or private teaching activity”.

“The directions conveyed by Director School Education, Kashmir that all the Government teaching personnel are hereby directed not to engage in private tuition or private teaching activity, failing which action, as warranted under rules, shall be initiated against the erring teaching personnel,” the order read.

The circular stated that all the heads of private coaching centers are hereby put under strict instructions not to allow any government teaching personnel as faculty at the coaching center, failing which the registration of the coaching center shall be withdrawn or suspended with immediate effect and disciplinary action under the provisions of law shall be initiated against the management.

“All the DDOs are directed to submit certificate to the office of the Chief Education Officer Srinagar that none of the teaching faculty under their control is involved in private tuition or private teaching activity. The DDOs are advised to seek a similar undertaking from the concerned teaching faculty,” it reads. (KNT)

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