'Illegal' Police Fee Draws Private Schools' Ire

Published: 11th September 2014 06:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2014 06:06 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Some private schools in the state have alleged that the Police department is collecting an illegal fee from school managements for verification of teachers’ antecedents.

As per the new guidelines issued by city police commissioner M N Reddi, it is mandatory for school managements to verify the antecedents of their staff.

Police personnel assigned to the job are demanding schools to pay Rs 1,000 for verification, they said.

Karnataka Private Schools Joint Action Committee (KPSJAC) convener D Shashikumar told Express, “We have brought this to the notice of the police commissioner. He has assured of directing the authorities to look into it.”

Shashikumar and other management representatives say it is acceptable if the police collect Rs 100 to verify a teacher’s antecedents.

“We agree that verification should be done. But why should we pay Rs 1,000 for that? If we have 50 teachers, we need to shell out Rs 50,000 without any reason,” said a management head of a private school in the city.

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