Dictatorial Principal Of North Kashmir Set Own Guidelines, Charges 2100 Instead Of 1600 From Girl Students

Enquiry Committee Submits Its Report, Action In Days TO Come

Aatif Qayoom
Srinagar, June 24 (KNS): At a time when slogans of “girl education and their empowerment” are on rife, girl students in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district are facing immense hardships while pursuit of their educational career as Principal Government Girls Higher Secondary School Trehgam Kupwara have set up arbitrary monthly dues instead of abiding guidelines drafted by J&K Education Department.
Sources told KNS that Principal GGHSS Trehgam Kupwara has misused its official position and have arbitrarily set monthly dues. They said, according to the guidelines set up by J&K Education Department, each student has to pay rupee 1600 but they are paying 2100 which is against the norms.
Sources said the said Principal had resorted to mismanagement of official funds also which has created uncertain situation in the school. Staff members, students and parents have also raised cry over this arbitrary approach and have appealed higher authorities to save poor students to get further looted in the name of dues.
“A written complaint had been lodged against the said Principal before higher authorities who constituted three-member team to check the veracity of the allegations levelled against the Principal”, sources told KNS.
They said, “The enquiry committee had finalized its fact finding report and had submitted the same to Chief Education Officer (CEO) Kupwara for further course of action” on 19 march this year
Besides, sources told that the said Principal who took the charge of the school on July 2019, has demoralized the passion and will-power of girl students which disappointed many students.
“On July 2019 there were around 300 girl students enrolled in the school but afterwards the roll of girl students declined to 100”, sources said.
According to reports, the admission fee which was paid by students was not deposited to the school bank account till march 2020.
When KNS contacted CEO Kupwara Abdul Hameed, he said the enquiry report has been sent to higher ups for further proceedings. (KNS)

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