JAMMU, May 19: A delegation of Private School Association (PSA) led by its President Kamal Gupta met Joint Director School Education Jammu Charandeep Singh and apprised him about the problems being faced by the private schools functioning in far flung areas of Jammu province.
The representatives of different private schools were from Bani, Basholi, Bhadu, Billawer, Nagrota Gujroo, Salana, Manpur, Aghar Jitto, Kakryal, Pouni, Khoon of district Kathua, Reasi and Udhampur.
During the meeting, Kamal Gupta said that the recent Education Policy of Government has created hurdles and bottlenecks in the smooth functioning of all private schools. He said that majority of schools have been deprived of recognition upto class 8th, while schools functioning upto class 12th have been granted recognition with less number of formalities.
The PSA members from far flung area demanded immediate disposal of all the files which have full filled all the formalities and lying pending in DSE Jammu for the grant of recognition to streamline the education system.
Ajay Gupta, General Secretary of the association demanded that all private schools functioning without providing healthy infrastructure and basic facilities to the students within the State should be closed without any delay because such type of schools are the exploiters and bringing bad name in the system and association has no concern with such type of schools.
Joint Director School Education gave a patient hearing and said that Government is now keen to settle down all the problems of private schools. He said schools rendering yeomen service in the far flung areas will be given relaxation in all respects.
The other members of the deputation included Ajay Singh, Darshan Sharma, Sat Paul Mansotra, Sanjeev Luthra, Vaneet Gupta, Kuldeep Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Laddi Sharma, Joginder Singh, Sanjay Kumar and Fazal Hussain