The Directorate of School Education Kashmir has yet again ignored the High Court directions by restricting the coaching centres from recruiting government teachers for tuitions, teachers associations said on Saturday.
The fresh order issued by the Director School Education had asked the private coaching centres to ensure that no government employee is imparting teaching in their coaching centres and warned the owners of strict action if they failed to follow the dictate.
The order, according to teachers, is the clear violation of the high court orders that has already allowed the government teachers to undertake tuitions with the rider that they shall not undertake the tuitions two hours before the opening of the schools and two hours after closure of the schools.
The order was issued after several Chief Education Officers had banned teachers from private tuitions.
Several associations of teachers have alleged that the fresh order is yet another attempt to put teachers and government at loggerheads to each other despite the issue has been resolved by the division bench of JK High Court.
They alleged that clerical staff at DSEK in conveyance with some influential private coaching centre run by the owners which are non-residents of UT deliberately doing this mischief for their own ulterior motives.
They said the clerical staff at DSEK over a period of time has developed a strong bonding with these coaching centres thereby using their influence to put government teachers at loggerheads with each other.
The associations appealed to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Director School Education to probe the nexus between officials of DSEK and coaching centres.
They said the transfer policy adopted by the government has not been implemented in DSEK as the officials are posted at DSEK from past many years including teachers on deputations thereby developing ulterior motives over the period of time.
In September this year a division bench of JK High Court allowed government teachers to undertake tuitions with the rider that they shall not undertake the tuitions two hours before the opening of the schools and two hours after closure of the schools.
The directions were passed after the counsel appearing for the petitioners of Anantnag district submitted that similar petition, involving same subject matter stands allowed by the court where under the circular issued by the Chief Education Officer, Pulwama, was under challenge which was quashed by the court.
The petitioners have also assail the government order issued on January, 15, 2021, whereby the Committees are being constituted to implement the said circular in accordance with the provisions of the Right to Education Act (Chapter IV, Clause 24).
Meanwhile, aggrieved parents allege that DSEK is not in a mood to allow children to get quality education from the experienced teachers.
“It is sheer injustice with our children that they are not allowed to get quality education from the teacher of their choice who is well experienced,” said Parent, Manzoor Ahmad.
“One wonders why the government is always after government teachers while doctors and KAS officers spend most of their time in coaching centres teaching student/ civil services aspirants,” he added.
The parents of students while talking to this news agency smelled conspiracy to destroy the academic career and hence the future of our children, no such orders can be seen from any other part of the country.
Meanwhile, Director School Education Kashmir Tasaduq Hussain Mir said that he is stuck at Pahalgam due to snowfall and disconnected the call without any further comment on the issue—(KNO)