J&K govt cracks the whip on private tuitions by govt teachers

J&K government on Tuesday ordered a "blanket ban" on private tuitions by government school teachers.

Jammu: J&K government on Tuesday ordered a "blanket ban" on private tuitions by government school teachers, while directing the authorities to form "crack teams" for a strict implementation of the order.

"All the Chief Education Officers (CEOs) are directed to ensure that there is total prohibition on the practice of private tuitions by government officials," Director School Education, Jammu, Smita Sethi said here.

As per the order, disciplinary action will be initiated against any Principal, headmaster, lecturer, master, teacher or Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers involved in giving private tuition or associated with private tutorials in any capacity.

"The CEOs are directed to personally monitor this assignment and conduct surprise raids on such private coaching centres," Sethi said.

It has come to the notice that some Principals, lecturers, masters and teachers of government institutions are involved in the practice of private tuitions, abetting the culture of private tuitions and even actively associated with running of private tutorials, the order read.

"The acts of the government teachers involved in private tuition is besides being a moral turpitude and a serious violation of service conduct rules," Sethi said.

Asking the CEO to crackdown on such teachers, the School Education Director directed them to constitute committees of senior officers with impeccable integrity at the district and zonal levels to monitor the implementation of this blanket ban.

The CEOs shall furnish the list of the committees constituted for the purpose to the Directorate within three days and keep this office appraised about the issue on a weekly basis, the Director added. 

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