Agartala: The Tripura government has decided to take strict action against government school teachers if found involved in private tuition, said education minister Ratan Lal Nath.
Speaking at a press conference, Nath warned the government teachers to stop private tuition or face strict action and said that private tuition by government teachers is objectionable in the state.
“The state government has served several notices since 1996 to restrain the private tuition by the government teachers. The High Court of Tripura in its judgment had banned the private tuitions done by the teachers of government, government aided and private schools in 2015. We support the decision of the High Court and we would not allow the teachers to continue private tuition anymore,” Nath said.
He also said that the education department would start raids in different parts of the state from June 8. If a teachers desires to earn extra money, they must leave the government job and continue private coaching.
Speaking about the private school teachers, Nath said that the court in its order had said that the private school teachers can impart tuition to students from other schools and only above 14 years of age.
“The private school teachers can take tuition but not below the age of 14 years, as it is complete violation of Right to Education Act. The private schools cannot allow the teachers to take tuition of their own school students as per the high court order,” Nath added.
Speaking further, he said that the state government has specific information that there are some teachers from government, government aided and private schools indulged in private tuitions.
“This is complete violation of High Court order which banned the private coaching practice in the state in 2015”, Nath said.
However, there are some professional private tutors continuing with the coaching classes violating the social distancing.
Tripura has 4,398 government and government aided schools apart from 335 private schools in which around 5 lakh students are studying across the state.
The state government spends Rs 7,600 on each student in the primary section, and Rs 21,138 on each student at the elementary level.