Director School Education Kashmir today issued a circular instructing all private recognised schools to desist from compelling the parents for purchasing books and uniforms from any particular shop.
According to the circular, it had come to the notice of Directorate that some private recognised schools are indulging in selling books and uniforms and even parents are being forced to purchase books from some specific private shops, which is against the instructions already issued on the subject. Taking cognisance of the matter the circular has instructed such schools to desist from this practice.
The DSEK has instructed the schools to provide a wider choice for the parents for the purchase of books and uniforms by following the open market mechanism. “No book with labelled/stamped price shall be allowed to be sold in the market. Any deviation from these instructions, if noticed, shall be viewed seriously and action will be taken as per the provisions of the law which may include de-recognition/withdrawal of NOC also,” the circular reads.
The DSEK has directed all CEOs to constitute special monitoring teams to verify the complaints received on account of sale of books and uniforms by the schools or pressing parents for purchase from any particular shop. The CEOs have been asked to submit the action taken in this regard on weekly basis.