ETT admission scam Plea:HC directs govt to modify education rules in 3 months


The Jammu and Kashmir High has directed the government to carry out proposed modification to Education Rules 2010 within three months even as it has sought status of the probe related to fraud admissions to ETT colleges in the state.      
The direction came after a division bench of Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmad and Justice Ali Muhammad Magrey perused the status report filed by Principal Secretary to education department.   
State counsel B A Dar informed the court that proposed modifications to Education Rules of 2010 have been prepared.
 In December 2016, the Court had directed the government to apprise it about the modifications that a committee headed by Director School Education had recommended to incorporate  in the J&K Education Department rules 2010 notified  through SRO 123 dated March-18, 2010.  
Meanwhile, the court directed the Crime Branch Kashmir to file status report regarding the investigation the agency is carrying out in the case related to admissions to the ETT colleges.  
The Crime Branch has registered two cases (FIR No. 27/2013, P/S Crime Branch, Kashmir and FIR: 36/2013, Crime Branch, Jammu) under 5(2) of Prevention of corruption Act) as well as RPC sections of 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery), 471 (counterfeit seal).