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J-K govt to issue guidelines to regulate prices of textbooks, uniforms of private schools

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The government Thursday said it will issue guidelines to regulate prices of textbooks and uniforms of private schools in the state.

The decision comes after questions were raised about sale of textbooks and uniforms at exorbitant rates by private schools.

Advisor to the governor has issued directions to the directors of the School Education, and Jammu, to immediately examine the complaints about sale of textbooks at exorbitant prices by private schools in the state and recommend measures to regulate the rates, an said.

Taking cognisance of the reports published by a section of media, Ganai, who also holds the charge of the Department, said the government will issue guidelines to regulate prices of textbooks and uniforms of private schools in the state on the analogy of regulation of fee structure of these schools.

He assured of strict action against those who resort to "extortion and illegal profiteering" by selling textbooks at exorbitant rates.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 16:25 IST
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