The Education Minister, Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari has clarified that the teachers in Jammu and Kashmir can teach in coaching centres and that there is no approval from the government needed for the same as the government hasn’t banned the practice.
“The only thing is that the teachers shouldn’t teach in private coaching centres during the office hours. Other than that the government has no objection at all. Why should one halt the spread of knowledge,” Bukhari said.
Clarifying that the government hasn’t banned teachers from teaching in the private coaching centres, Bukhari stated that apart from official hours, teachers can teach at any place whenever they want. “They don’t even need government’s approval for doing. It would be insane to tell teachers to get approval for spreading the light of knowledge. However, all they need to do is to just keep the government informed,” Bukhari said.
Earlier, there were speculations that the government has imposed a blanket ban on the private coaching of government teachers and those involved in such practice would be dealt with seriously. “No such order was ever issued. The Government has only asked the teachers not to teach anywhere except schools during the office hours. During winters, they can,” education minister said