Guidelines soon on textbook pricing
With the start of new academic session, there have been regular complaints that private schools are exorbitantly charging parents of the students for books and uniforms. The parents have complained that the schools are forcing them to buy books, notebooks and uniforms at exorbitant rates from shops inside schools and designated “cloth shops”. Now, authorities are carrying out inspection of private schools. Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai directed the Directors of School Education, Kashmir and Jammu to examine the complaints and to recommend measures to regulate the rates. He said the government would issue guidelines to regulate prices of textbooks and uniforms, and to also regulate the fee structure.