Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporation serves warning notices to 18 schoolsUpdated: Jul 30, 2018 15:47 IST
A number of private schools located in Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporation (PCMC) area have been served a warning notice by the civic body against alleged unauthorised operation. According to Sonali Gavhane, chairperson, education committee, PCMC, the schools have been running for the past few years without government permission.
“We have sent out warning notices to 18 schools that have been carrying out unauthorised operation for the past few years. Now, we are awaiting response from them. We do not want to cause problems to the students studying in the schools. So,help will be offered to schools that are facing technical issues to get the required permission. However, those who do not respond to our notices, will have to face legal action, which may lead to shutting down of the schools,” said Gavhane.
Dnyanraj School, Dapodi, is one of the schools in the list to have been served the notice. Responding to it, Sanjay Shendge, chairman of the school’s administrative committee said, “We have been running the school for the past 10 years and every year we try for permission but we get rejected for some or the other issue. Last time, we were denied approval for Marathi medium. So, this notice does not come as a shock, because we will reapply and this time we hope to get PCMC’s support on the issue.” The primary section of the school, Dnyanraj Primary School had received the notice from the civic body last week. A total of 400 students from Class 1 to 4 are studying in the school.However, a few schools said the data with the civic body was not correct and they have been wrongly served the warning notice.
“We have the approval letter from the ministry dated July 2 confirming our legitimacy to run the school. The data with the corporation has to be incorrect. Moreover, we have not even received the letter and got to know about the same from worried parents. It is extremely wrong to publish and tarnish our reputation, if we have not doneanything wrong,” said Alpesh Vaishnav, chairman of the Balaji Memorial Education Society that runs Mount Carmel Public School in Pimple Gurav, one of the schools in the list.
First Published: Jul 30, 2018 15:46 IST