J-K Govt to seek ‘audit reports’ from private schools

J&K government shall seek “audited reports” on fee structure and student enrollment in private schools. The move comes in the wake of complaints regarding non-payment of salaries to the teachers in these institutions.

The school education department has received complaints from the teachers saying that their salaries for past many months have either been withheld or slashed by 50 percent.

Principal Secretary, SED, Asgar Samoon said that such complaints are frequently pouring in. “Even some of the schools have terminated their teaching staff without any notice despite the ongoing pandemic,” Samoon said.

He said the government will seek audited reports on fee structure, student enrollment and salaries paid to the teachers from August 2019 till date.

Most of the private schools have refused salary or terminated services of their teachers despite government directions not to withhold the salaries for the covid19 lockdown period.