Jammu and Kashmir Joint Coordination Committee Private Schools (JKJCCPS) has taken serious note of the alleged harassment meted out to the private schools by officials of various departments.
In a statement, JKJCCPS president Showkat Chowdhary said officials from “departments of school education, legal metrology, consumer affairs and public distribution and revenue have been harassing school authorities on trivial issues regarding sale of the books and uniforms.”
Chowdhary said school management “is facilitating the sale of the books on the advice of the parents for their conveniences”.He said like any other commodity sold in the market, “books are sold to parents as per the MRP only and no parent is overcharged.”
“School is only a facilitator between parents and the booksellers. They don’t have to earn any profit or commission from the booksellers as they are being accused of. If parents are overcharged, the LMD can take action against the bookseller or retailer or publisher as per the consumer protection laws,” he said.