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JAMMU: Flaying Government for its irrational and irresponsible attitude towards private schools of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir, J&K Private Schools Association (JKPSA) Jammu has urged the administration to fulfill all genuine and pending demands of the private schools at the earliest. Speaking during a meeting organised by Ajay Gupta, General Secretary JKPSA under the leadership of President JKPSA, Kamal Gupta, members highlighted various burning issues being faced by them.
General Secretary Ajay Gupta highlighted agenda of meeting which included arbitrary orders issued for fixation & regulation of fee of private schools by the FFRC, resolution of 50 per cent fee reduction by Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), exploitation of private schools owners due to numerous bottlenecks created by Education department for affiliation /recognition of schools, delay in reopening of schools for offline teaching etc.
Members belonging from different areas of J&K, while speaking during the meeting, said that online mode of education has now turned into a profit generating source for big IT companies and students are the worst sufferers, as online education cannot evolve a concept of team spirit, co-operation, coordination and work culture among them. The members expressed dismay over the resolution passed by JMC for private schools functioning within municipal limits of Jammu without knowing their sufferings. They further added that Chairperson FFRC Justice (Retd.) Muzaffar Hussain Attar has no frame work and policy to regulate fee of private schools as he is incorporating number of restrictions varying from school to school while fixing the fee.
President Kamal Gupta demanded immediate review / withdrawal of all orders which are issued by FFRC on hit and trial policy for private schools. He also appealed to the Lieutenant Governor to constitute a monitoring cell to check the discrepancies which FFRC is regularly committing while fixing fee of private schools. During the meeting, it was unanimously resolved that if Government will not mitigate the problems of private schools, then designated members of JKPSA will hold a protest at Press Club Jammu on December 24, 2021 to highlight their demands.
Prominent members who attended the meeting included Rameshwar Mengi ( Vice President),Ram Parkash Sharma, Sat Pal Sharma, Ashwani Khajuria, Lal Chand Gandotra, Kulwinder Singh, Ajay Singh, Sanjeev Luthra, Tariq Bali, Vineet Gupta, Laddi Kumar, Jatinder Heera, Naresh Kumar, Gourav Charak, Racchpal Singh, Satya Paul, Bodh Raj, Deep Dayal, Vijay Sharma, Anil Sharma and Vishal Singh.