DIRECTORATE OF SCHOOL EDUCATION KASHMIR
Subject: Selling of books/uniforms by Private Schools-Replacing of existing books with new one every year.
It has come to the notice of this Dircctorate that some private recognised schools are still indulging in selling books/uniforms in the school premises and even parents are being forced to purchase books from some specific private shops, besides the exercise of replacing existing books with the new one is becoming habitual on part of recognised unaided private schools which has been viewed very seriously. This practice is against the instructions already issued on the subject.
It is once again enjoined upon all the Private recognised schools that they should desist from compelling the parents for purechasing books/uniforms from any particular shop and change of books thereof.
Further in order to hay vider choice for the parents for purchase of books/uniforms open price shall be allowede sold in the market. Any deviation from these instructions if noticed shall be viewed seously and action will be taken as per the provisions of the law which may include de-nition/withdrawal of NOC also.
All Chief Education officers shall constitute special monitoring teams headed by Deputy Chief Education Ofico verify the complaints received on account of sale of books/uniforms by the schools, pressing parents for purchase from any particular shop and replacing existing books ith the new one making more burdens on the parents during present circumstances in the valley.
Action taken in this regard shall be submitted to this Directorate on weekly basis.