Clubbing Rule: Govt decides to shift 46-yr old school in Tral
Government has decided to shift a 46-year old upper primary school in Tral area of South Kashmir under the "clubbing rule" formulated by PDP-BJP regime.
The locals have taken serious exception to the government move saying the school with 56 students on roll is largely catering to the downtown area of Tral which has a population of around 7000 souls.
The locals termed the move by the government as "unjustified" and said it will force the students to discontinue education.
"The shifting of the school at this time is unjustified and the parents who are small scale farmers will find it difficult to send their wards to the boys' middle school which is far away from the place," locals said.
Locals said there are some differently-able children as well enrolled in the school.
"It will be almost impossible for them to join the middle school at Trali- Bala."
The order No.Ceo/pul/16/camp- xxvi dated 29-04-2016 issued by the Chief Education Officer Pulwama in this regard reads: "Where as Hon'ble Minister of education has issued instructions to club the schools having low enrolment , rented/ working in same premises with the nearest functional schools.
"Whereas many schools in the zone have either turned dysfunctional or have not the enrolment up to the mark."
However, the order states that UPS Trali Payeen has role of 56 students.
Meanwhile, locals demanded immediate rollback of order so that students of Trali- payeen do not discontinue education.