Srinagar. May 12: Private Schools will face the music for failing to comply with the orders of the Committee for Fixation and Regulation of Fee of Private Schools (FFRC).
Jammu and Kashmir government has given more teeth to the Committee for Fixation and Regulation of Fee of Private Schools (FFRC).
The latest order of the School Education Department has increased the tenure of the FFRC chairperson from two to three years and stated that a private school can be put under the ‘non-admission’ category if it failed to adhere to the orders of the fee committee.
“The Chairperson shall hold office for a term of three years from the date on which he enters upon his office and in the case of a vacancy arising earlier, for any reason, such vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the term,” stated a notification dated 10-05-2022 from BK Singh, Principal Secretary to Government, School Education Department.
It said a private school will not be able to admit fresh students if there was non-compliance with FFRC orders thrice.
“On non-compliance of the order of the committee/ chairperson, the chairperson shall impose a fine on private schools equivalent to 1% of the total revenue generated in the preceding year for the first time of non-compliance; 3 % for the second time of the non-compliance, 5% for the third time of non-compliance. If the private school continues to violate the order consecutively three times, the private school shall be put under the non-admission category,” the notification said.
It further said an ‘appropriate authority would take over the school in case it did not comply with the FFRC orders.
“If the private school fails to comply with the orders of the committee, he shall recommend the appropriate authority to take over the management of the school,” the notification said.
It further stated that in case the private school failed to refund the fee as ordered by the FFRC, the concerned tehsildar (revenue officer) would recover the same.