‘Action to follow against violators: District Administration
Srinagar, Jan 5: Government has categorically told the owners of Coaching Centres operating from Kashmir capital Srinagar to follow Covid-19 SOPs in letter and spirit.
Insiders told news agency KNT that insensitive approach on part of the owner of a coaching centre (name withheld) that was recently in news for forcing students to pay tuition fee in one go had jeopardized the future other coaching centres as well.
The coaching centre in question had huddled a large number of students in the classroom, caring a fig for Covid-19 SOPs. Taking serious note of this violation, district administration has decided to take stern action against the said coaching centre.
“Action was initiated against this center found operational even after a dozen cases reported in class,” Deputy Commissioner Srinagar tweeted about this coaching centre in question.
An official from a reputed coaching centre told KNT that coaching institutes will function normally in Srinagar and they will follow all the Covid-19 guidelines.
While divulging information about the minutes of the meeting held between Coaching Centre Association (CCA) and District Administration Srinagar, he said the District Administration asked CCA to constitute inspection teams for monitoring compliance of Covid SOPs.
“It was decided that coaching centres would function normally under strict adherence of covid protocol like social distancing, use of masks, sanitizers etc. Any positive case should be immediately reported to District Administration. Health department and SMC will provide all necessary support to coaching centres in case of reporting of positive cases and free of cost testing will be done at appropriate intervals for the safety of students.”
The official said that action should be taken against that coaching centre violating government rules and not every coaching centre should be targeted.
A top district administration official told Kashmir News Trust that after the improvement in weather, teams will be send to every coaching centre to ensure safety and security of the students. “Strict action will be initiated against those that violate government guidelines,” the official said.