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Government warns private schools against selling textbooks, uniforms.

Authorities in education department on Thursday said the private schools resorting to illegal profiteering by selling textbooks and uniforms could face de-recognition.

“It has come to the notice of this directorate that some private recognized schools are indulging in selling books and uniforms and even forcing parents to purchase books from some specific private shops,” read a circular issued by the directorate of school education Kashmir (DSEK) on Thursday.

Any deviation from these instructions, if noticed, shall be viewed seriously and action will be taken as per the provisions of the law which may include de­recognition of the school or withdrawal of NoC issued by the department,” the DSEK warned.

Such practice, the circular read, is against the instructions already issued to private schools regarding selling of books and uniforms from the campuses.

“It is once again enjoined upon all the private recognized schools that they should desist from compelling the parents for purchasing books and uniforms from any particular shop,” read the circular.

 The directorate also directed all the chief education officers (CEOs) to constitute special monitoring teams to verify the complaints received on account of sale of books and uniforms by the schools or any particular shop.“Action taken in this regard shall be submitted to this directorate on weekly basis,” the circular read.

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