Admin wakes up to reform private schools

Admin wakes up to reform private schools

Div Com directed concerned departments to start a single window clearance system for private schools to obtain No Objection Certificates (NOC).

The divisional administration in its meeting with representatives of private schools has ordered various measures to streamline the working of education department and private educational institutes.

The marathon meeting, which was presided over by Divisional Commissioner Dr Asgar Samoon listed the priority areas, which needed major reformation. 

Samoon asked the Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) and Secretary Board of School Education (BOSE) to provide the list of private schools whose affiliation and registration is pending. It was also decided that representatives of joint committee of schools would be involved in inspection processes.

Div Com directed concerned departments to start a single window clearance system for private schools to obtain No Objection Certificates (NOC). 

The meeting, which ended late Sunday, also decided to work for removing various lacunae and discrepancies in SRO 123, by inviting a draft proposal from joint committee of private schools.  “Impractical things would be removed from the SRO 123.”

Samoon assured the participants that corruption would not be tolerated in government departments.

It was also decided that those private schools, which get various incentives from government in the shape of aid or subsidized land would provide free education to poor and needy schools. 

The administration also ordered the private schools to adhere to parking of vehicles and do away with overloading of school buses.

It was also decided that director social welfare would start a process to inform every student in the Kashmir division about various scholarship schemes available for them.

The meeting also decided to work on a new syllabus that will link vocational courses with the formal education so as to control the rising unemployment in the state. Samoon also instructed the secretary BOSE to work on creating an education council that will be constituted by serving as well as retired concerned officials in addition to members of joint committee. “The council will provide valuable suggestions time and again to improve the working of private schools,” said Samoon.