Pune: The education department has found out that 43 English medium schools were running illegally in Pune. Of these, 30 CBSE schools have been closed permanently while 13 were still running with fake no-objection certificates (NOC). A legal action will be taken against the principal and management committee of these schools. A fine of ₹ 1 lakh each has been recovered from four schools.
To ensure the future of the students studying in these schools remains unaffected, they will be admitted in other schools.
According to the education department of Zilla Parishad, action will be taken against these unauthorized schools and the fees collected from the students studying in these schools will have to be returned to the students.
Sandhya Gaikwad, Education Officer Pune District, said, “Zilla Parishad has taken action against 13 unauthorized schools. These schools were running without the approval of the government. These schools had not obtained the approval of the government, so the group education officer ordered action against these schools and registered a case. These schools will remain closed until they get the approval from the State government. While the responsibility to complete the academic year of students is of institutions and they will be accomodated in other schools.”
Jayashree Deshpande, President of Pune Parents Association said, “It is the responsibility of the government to make sure that the students won’t face academic loss. While such things happen the government should take over the school. However, any CBSE school before starting needs UDIC numbers. But these schools were not having it , that means they were running illegally and not affiliated to CBSE and secondly they must have a certificate from the State government. So these schools were not having both which means the government was not paying attention towards the schools.”
Schools running without proper certificates are :
- Pune International School, Loni Kalbhor,
- Shreenath education society english medium school, Veer,
- Sankalp Valley School, Urwade,
- Rahul International School, Hinjawadi,
- Ankur English School, Jambhe/ Sangavade,
- Sai Balaji Public School, Dattwadi Nere,
- Mangesh English Medium Primary School, Lingali Road,
- Crayons English School, Kasurdi,
- Kidzee School, Shalimar Chowk,
- Sulochana Tai Zende Child Development and Primary School, Kunjirwadi,
- and Takshshila Vikramshila English Medium Primary School, Kirkatwadi and many more.
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