Hyderabad: The District Intermediate Education Officer (DIEO) of Hyderabad has issued show-cause notices to private junior colleges Sri Chaitanya, Narayana, and Sri Gayatri on Monday. The show-cause notices were issued to them for conducting classes despite the state government extending holidays.
On Monday, the Hyderabad DIEO B Jayaprada visited Sri Chaitanya, Narayana, Sri Gayatri and other such private junior colleges and issued them with show-cause notices. The District Education Officer conducted the inspections after the state government extended Dussehra holidays on Saturday. The private Junior colleges were asked to submit detailed explanations within two days without fail. Disciplinary action would be held against the concerned colleges if they failed to submit explanations.
The show-cause notice reads, “The management is hereby informed that Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE) Hyderabad has issued the academic year 2019-2020 in which the first term holidays are clearly indicated. Furthermore, TSBIE issued an official circular informing junior college managements not to conduct any classes during first term holidays — from October 14 to October 20. The colleges will be reopening on October 21, 2019. In a regular inspection, we have found that you are conducting classes during the first term holidays, which is a violation of TSBIE norms. Therefore, the management of Sri Gayatri, Sri Chaitanya, and Narayana junior colleges are directed to explain why action should not be initiated against them for violating TSBIE norms. We also directed the colleges to submit a detailed explanation within two days, failing which necessary disciplinary action will be initiated.”
B Jayaprada told NewsMeter that they conducted inspections in about 10-15 private junior colleges and a few colleges were caught running classes. “We have issued show-cause notices to them, and strict action will be taken against them if they repeat the violation. Heavy penalties will be imposed, and colleges will lose their affiliation if they continue to conduct classes during the holidays. Due to extended holidays, many worried parents have approached us and expressed their concern regarding the pending syllabus and upcoming examinations.”