SRINAGAR: The Committee for Fixation and Regulation of Fee of Private Schools, in Jammu and Kashmir (FFRC) has said that some people in a private school in Srinagar including owner of the school in question has converted charity into commerce.
The chairperson of the committee, Justice (Retd) Muzaffar Hussain Attar has said that the Supreme Court has repeatedly stated that imparting education is an act of Charity. “Some people, including the owner of the School in question have converted Charity into Commerce,” he said.
Attar said this in response of a complaint filed by the parents and the association against Tiny Harts School Tengpora Bye-pass Srinagar.
He said that from the record it appears that School Management has shown least interest in managing the affairs of this educational institution, which, otherwise, is expected, to ensure that the students studying in the said School rise to the levels where from they can serve the society at large.
“The Parents’ Association of the School has been raising issues about the mis-management and malfunctioning of the School by the School Management, with the concerned authorities as also with Director of School Education Kashmir,” Attar said.
The FFRC orders further states that the record shows that Joint Director Schools, Directorate of School Education Kashmir issued order on April-08-2019 after it experienced failure on behalf of the Chairman of the School to fulfil the commitments made to the School Authorities and Parents’ Association about improving the educational standards and other necessary paraphernalia, and directed that “no affairs of the school shall be entertained at any level till NOC is issued by DSEK.
“The perusal of the order reveals that a team of officers or the officials and some members of the Parents Association visited the School on March-27-2019 and the inspection was conducted in view of the serious complaints made against the School Management about the malfunctioning of the School,” it reads.
The order reveals that Chairman of the School had requested the Joint Director Schools for one month time to make good the deficiencies within one month—(KNO)