LG’s Advisor promises strict action against teachers violating Govt directions
Srinagar: The ban on the government school teachers from working in private tuition centres in J&K has become a persistent problem as the repeated orders by the J&K government have failed to see implementation on the ground.
Despite the government order, the private coaching centres continue to hire the teaching faculty from government schools, colleges and universities.
Complaints have also started pouring in that some coaching centres have hired the engineers of different government departments who take classes at these private tuition centres.
The coaching centres continue to violate the government directions that forbid hiring government employee as their faculty.
Last year in October, the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) strictly warned the private coaching centres not to employ any government employee as faculty at coaching institutes when it started the renewal of the registration of these private coaching centres across Kashmir.
Over the years, many government school teachers, college lecturers, and university professors have been found taking classes at private coaching centres in violation of the government rules.
Earlier this year, the School Education Department (SED) invoked Rule 10 of the J&K Government Employees (Conduct) Rules, 1971 and issued circular instruction to the teaching faculty, prohibiting them from taking private tuitions. The government also referred to the Chapter (IV) Section 28 of the RTE Act, 2009, which prohibits private tuition by teachers saying, “No teacher should engage himself or herself in private tuition or private teaching activity.”
However, given the poor implementation of the orders, the School Education Department (SED) is forced to issue the orders every winter prior to the commencement of the new academic session in the schools.
Over the past few years, the Education Department has issued repeated orders to the government school teachers to refrain from taking classes at private tuition centres. But, the orders see poor implementation on the ground,” said one of the proprietors of a coaching institute in Srinagar. “Not only teachers but employees from other government departments, particularly engineers, are hired to take classes at private coaching centres.”
During winter when the educational institutions remain closed, the government school teachers, masters, and lecturers take classes at private coaching centres in violation of government rules. It has been learnt that these lecturers lure the students to provide good marks in internal and external practical examinations if they attend their classes at the private coaching institutes where they teach
The government orders remain confined to only papers due to which the government employees violate the orders and take classes at private tuition centres,” an official said.
The coaching centres hire the government employees despite the strict directions to ensure that no government employee is imparting teaching in their coaching centre
As per the directions, the proprietor has to submit an affidavit duly attested by the judicial magistrate but till date the department has not demanded any affidavit from any proprietor,” the official said.
He said more than 50 percent faculty in coaching centres comprises the teaching faculty from government schools and colleges. “The orders are a mere eyewash. The government has not conducted a single inspection of any coaching centre to check the faculty of the institute,” the official said.
He said that the proprietors of coaching centres, at the time of their registration, are asked by the department to notify the faculty of their institutes, which is one of the criterions for providing registration to the coaching centres.
“But the department grants registration to the coaching centres on the basis of the availability of infrastructure and other basic facilities. There is no check on the faculty of the institute,” he said. There are around 600 private tuition centers in Kashmir which enroll around 1 lakh students to provide coaching for different competitive and board examinations.
The government teachers hired by these institutes do not focus on their primary job and rarely attend their classes in schools. Some have opened their own private coaching centres and are running them as silent partners,” an official said. Meanwhile, a top official of the Administrative Department said that the government had already banned the teachers, masters and lecturers from giving classes at private tuitions
“The government has banned private practice of doctors as well, but these doctors still do it clandestinely. Same is the case with these teachers,” the official said. “It is a matter of one’s conscience. These teachers prefer private tuition over their primary job and the government can’t entirely focus on it as there are other issues in the department as well.”
However, he said that strict action would be taken against government teachers if found taking classes at private tuition centres. Advisor to J&K Lieutenant Governor (LG) Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar told Greater Kashmir that strict action would be taken against all these teachers for violating the government directions.
“I will follow up the issue on Monday and instructions will be issued to the district authorities to keep a vigil on such practices,” he said.
NTA NEET UG 2023 exam: Registration, important documents, fees, major details students need to know
Registration for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Undergraduate (NEET-UG) 2023 is expected to begin soon for the medical entrance exam that is scheduled to be held on May 7.
However, the National Testing Agency (NTA), the exam conducting body, is yet to declare the NEET UG 2023 registration dates.
Once activated, candidates will be able to apply for the NEET UG 2023 application from the official website– neet.nta.nic.in and nta.ac.in.
NEET UG 2023: How to apply
Go to the official website of the National Testing Agency- neet.nta.nic.in.
Click on the NEET UG 2023 registration link.
Create your login credentials and log in.
Fill up the application form carefully and upload the required documents.
Pay the application fee and submit the form.
The Test pattern of NEET (UG) – 2022 comprises four Subjects. Each subject will consist of two sections. Section A will consist of 35 Questions and Section B will have 15 Questions, out of these 15 Questions, candidates can choose to attempt any 10 Questions.
NEET (UG) – 2022 was conducted as Pen & Paper-based Test.
NEET 2023: Important documents
A valid mobile number
A valid email ID
Scanned Images of the
Candidate’s recent Passport size Photograph
Left and Right-hand Fingers and Thumb impression
Category Certificate (if applicable)
Citizenship Certificate (if applicable)
PwD Certificate (wherever applicable)
Class 10 pass certificate.
NEET UG 2023: Marking scheme
Last year, the NEET UG exam was for 720 marks. The Candidates are advised to keep visiting the official websites of NTA (nta.ac.in) and (neet.nta.nic.in) for the latest updates. (DNA)
Kashmir Innovator Bags Rs 50 Lakh BIRAC BIG Grant
SRINAGAR: Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST-K) innovator Sameena Lone has been selected for the Government of India’s BIRAC BIG grant worth Rs 50 lakh.
Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) is a flagship programme of the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), which provides the right admixture of fuel and support to young startups and entrepreneurial individuals. BIG is the Department of Biotechnology (DBT)’s largest early-stage biotech funding programme in India. Funding grant of up to Rs 50 lakh (USD 60,500 approx) to best-in-class innovative ideas to build and refine the idea to proof-of-concept.
Sameena Lone, an innovator cum scholar in the SKUAST-K’s Division of Vegetable Science, supervised by Dr Khursheed Hussain, Assistant Professor, Division of vegetable science, SKUAST-K and mentored by Naveed Hamid, BDA, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Cell of the university, submitted her innovative proposal on ‘Organic & Disease-Free Seed Potato Production through Tissue Culture in Kashmir’ under Industrial Biotechnology, Clean Energy & Environment category in Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Not-for-Profit Company’ of Government of India which supports technology innovators and entrepreneurs to pursue a promising technology idea, and establish and validate proof of concept (POC) for the idea under the BIG grant scheme a few months back. More than 500 innovators across the country had applied under the said scheme and only 26 got selected for the final pitching round before the panel committee from which only nine innovators were selected under the given category across the nation.
SKUAST-K innovator is the only one from Jammu and Kashmir to receive the BIRAC BIG grant in the present round.
Vice Chancellor SKUAST Kashmir Prof Nazir Ahmad Ganai congratulated the innovator and her team of mentors for securing the BIRAC Grant. He appreciated the level of effort and dedication of the team and support from SKUASTK Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship Centre that brought laurels to the University. He further added that such achievements are so precious that they not only boost the morale of the innovators but help in developing the ecosystem for innovations, incubations & startups.
JKBOSE 10th, 11th, 12th Date Sheets Released For Jammu And Kashmir – Download Here
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