The state government of Jammu and Kashmir has warned college teachers taking private tuitions. The government said strict action will be taken against teachers who are giving private tuitions, in view of the blanket ban on such practice in the state. “Strict action shall be taken against those who indulge in private tuitions as government has imposed a blanket ban on private tuition by college teachers,” an official spokesman said. Though the government has allowed government school teachers and lecturers to take private tuitions, “No school teacher shall be allowed to take private tuitions during school hours,” he said. According to government estimates, there are 72 private coaching centres in Kashmir valley where nearly 30,000 students are enrolled each year.