Teachers of DAV schools across Odisha state have been barred from giving private tuition. The decision has been taken in line with the Right to Education (RTE) Act and the Justice Mohapatra Committee report. They can neither give coaching at private tutorials nor conduct tuition at home to the students. If any report of such activities are brought to the notice of the school authorities, they would be liable for stringent action even to the extent of termination of services.
There have been allegations that the teachers have been intimidating and harassing the students to join their tuition classes contravening Section 16 and 7 of RTE Act. The parents have been reporting such coercion to the respective schools as well as the regional office here, but no action was taken against them. The notification issued recently is likely to put brakes on the tuition menace in the state. A notification has been issued to all the DAV schools in Odisha in this regard and asked teachers to submit an undertaking by February 15.