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De-recognition of schools: Private Schools’ Assn calls on Adv Ganai

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Srinagar, Sep 16: A delegation of Private Schools’ Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) Sunday called on the Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ganai, wherein the important issue of de-recognition of schools among other things were discussed.

The government recently suspended the recognition of Green Valley Educational Institute, Ellahibagh and R P School Mallabagh Srinagar for charging higher fee in comparison to fee approved by the fee fixation committee headed by the retired high court judge.

The Advisor gave a patient hearing to the association. He assured them that no step will be allowed which harms the education sector. The Advisor said that all genuine complaints of private schools will be addressed at priority and nobody will be allowed to play with the future of students.

 

The Association lead by the Chairman G N Var informed the Advisor about the problems faced by thousands of students due to the recent de-recognition of the schools.

“It is not mere closing of two elite schools but it is the sinister attack on the entire private education sector which has been doing wonderful work over the years,” said Var.

“We informed the Advisor how the decision is wrong and how it has spread a wave of panic among students and their parents. We support every action taken for betterment of education, but here laws have been misused and Association has not been taken on board.”

The Association termed the de-recognition of two elite schools as a witch hunt.

“At a time when there are millions of complaints about low-grade quality of education at government schools, blatant violation of laws by missionary and certain outside schools, why has administration just two local Kashmiri schools,” said Var. “We apprised the Advisor of all such issues.”

The Advisor said that no injustice will be done with any school.

“We have always been in favour of quality education and we have given ample space to private schools for flourish and develop,” said Advisor. “Government is committed to allow the growth of Private Schools in healthy and positive way.”

The Advisor said that the issue will be sorted amicably soon and students need not to worry.

Meanwhile the Association has appealed parents and students of the affected not to panic.

“It is very normal that these students and their parents feel anxiety. But we assure them that their career won’t be put at stake and we will ensure that their career is safe and the coming examinations are held as normal,” said Var. “We appeal people not to trust rumours and be in touch with their respective schools for the future action.”

The Association was represented by Chairmen of various Councils including Manzoor Ahmad Wangnoo, M Yousuf Kuchay, M Wani, Shabir A Mir, Farooq Fazli, Kalid Reshi, Sajad Gadoo, Manzoor Ahmad, M Sayed, Imran Rafiq, Abdul Majid Bhat, Bilal Ahmad, Arshad Mehraj, Showkat Ahmad, Khurshid Mahajan, Dr Suhail Chowdhary, Shakir Ashraf, Athar Suharwardhy, Fayaz Abdullah and others.


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Pitiable condition of city infra deflates admin’s tall claims: NC

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Srinagar, May 19: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Sunday asserted that the paucity of civic amenities in the Srinagar city and the appalling condition of city roads debunks the tall claims of incumbent governor administration on providing basic and effective amenities to the people of Srinagar.

While touring many localities of Khanyar constituency, party general secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar said that the incumbent governor administration had miserably failed to rise up to the development demands of the city of Srinagar. “The government had claimed that RS 8000 crores have been air marked for the development of Srinagar city. We had sent 8 projects from this segment for the government’s approval but so far there has been no headway in that direction. Similarly, my colleagues had also sought approval for various projects in their respective constituencies. However, our repeated pleas fell on deaf ears. We didn’t see the incumbent governor administration invest in the vital projects of Srinagar. The urban life of Srinagar city is beseeching for basic amenities. The city roads, inner routes and alleys are dotted with potholes. There has been no advance towards upgrading the existing infrastructure. The street lights are non-operational on various arterials. The work on various community halls and vital projects has been held up as well.  The pitiable condition of city infrastructure deflates the tall claims of incumbent governor administration as far as development is concerned,” he said.

Sagar made stopovers at various localities in Khanyar constituency and interacted with the people who apprised him about the paucity of commodities in the city. “People are hankering for sugar and other items. The administration has failed to maintain price stability in the Srinagar city. In our times we used to deploy flying squads to check the price rise and other irregularities including black marketing. The festivities of Ramazan have been dampened by the rampant scarcity of mutton and other edibles. The skyrocketing prices of essential commodities is also adding to the mounting woes of people. The people have been left to fend for themselves. There is no accountability on the ground. The laid back attitude of the incumbent administration has aggravated the people who don’t know where to turn to for help. If this is the condition in the capital city of Srinagar, one can better gauge what the people living in other areas must be going through,” he said.

 

Sagar while censuring the administration for its antipathy for Srinagar said, “I have doled out funds for the up gradation and beautification of Ghats, street lights in my constituency from my Constituency development fund. Due to the model code of conduct in place the funds could not be utilized, however, I hope that the concerned agencies ensure that the funds are utilized now in a stipulated period of time.”

Sagar made stopovers at various localities of the Khanyar constituency including Kulipura, Nowpura and had interaction with the local residents. He issued necessary instructions to the officials of various concerned agencies on the speedy mitigation of the issues faced by the local people.

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Unemployment crisis:DMEF appeals govt to frame policy to tackle issue

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Srinagar, May 19: Darbar Move Employees Federation, J&K president Owais Wani appealed the government to form a roadmap policy to overcome the unemployment crisis in the state.

In a statement, he said that where the government is supposed to come up with a policy to accommodate educated and skilled, besides creating employment avenues. The educated youth is being compelled to take streets.

He said that every day there is different casual and contractual groups of employees taking streets to raise their voice and these days contractual teachers are protesting for an extension. It is utter humiliation of the teaching profession.

 

He added that irony does not end here professionals and PhD scholars are also suffering in this state. “Recently we came to know that media professionals hired by the Department of Information and Public Relation are being humiliated in the department because they are not permanent in the departments.”

He said the figures of Jammu and Kashmir are much higher than at all India level figures and highest among all state as per reports of National Sample Survey Office(NSSO) available up to NSS68th round.

He added that 5.5 lakh educated unemployed youth are already struggling to find employment in the state and the number is increasing every year, it seems never-ending process. “At the same time government is being harsh to the contractual employees and it seems in coming years there will be an economic mess in the state,” Wani expressed.

He said that the Administration, as well as the education system in Jammu and Kashmir, has failed to respond to the existing inter-generation gap.

“In Jammu Kashmir, there are many social problems due to more unemployment. Major unemployment population waste their major time in terms of corruption, gambling, bad smoking and entertainment,” Wani said.

Wani urged all district unions as well as secretariat unions to join hands to bring the ground situation into the notice of government so that a road map and policy is framed to tackle the issue of unemployment in the state.

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Delay in tracing out missing B’pora teacher admin failure: PDP

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Srinagar, May 19: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Qayoom Wani showed serious concern over the delay in tracing out the missing teacher in Bandipora district.

In a statement issued to media, Wani termed the delay total failure of administration who have not taken the case of missing teacher seriously.

He urged upon Governor Administration for immediate intervention in tracing out the missing teacher safely otherwise administration will have to face the brunt society in general and teaching fraternity in particular.

 

PDP leader showed sympathy with the teacher and his family. He also urged district administration to gear up their efforts in tracing out the teacher without any delay. Wani also showed sympathy with teaching fraternity at this difficult time.

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