Coaching centres demand money from BPL students: Parents

According to a government order, private coaching centres have to reserve 10 percent of seats for the poor students.

SYED RIZWAN GEELANI
Srinagar, Publish Date: Feb 15 2018 1:15AM | Updated Date: Feb 15 2018 1:15AM
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Private coaching centres have demanded fee from the students they are supposed to teach for free, the parents of these students said.

According to a government order, private coaching centres have to reserve 10 percent of seats for the poor students.

“The proprietor of the coaching institute asked my son to deposit Rs 4000 to Rs 5000,” said Ali Muhammad, an aggrieved parent.

From the current academic session, the directorate of school education sends out lists of the deserving students who are to be given admission in coaching institutes free of cost.

Director school education Kashmir GN Itoo said he will initiate stern action against the centres demanding free from the poor students.

“We also received some complaints against coaching centres that are charging money from BPL students. If the complaints are found valid we will cancel registration of such institutes,” he said.