Education minister orders probe into ‘underwear’ rules of Pune’s MIT school
On Wednesday, parents met the director of primary education at the school and complained about the matter.pune Updated: Jul 05, 2018 17:49 IST
State education minister Vinod Tawde on Thursday ordered a probe into the alleged rules at MIT school for students, such as wearing undergarments of a specific colour and the use of toilet at specific periods only.
“I have directed the education department to conduct a detail enquiry in this matter. If necessary, we will take action,” said Tawade, who is in Nagpur for the state legislature’s monsoon session.
Parents of students alleged that girls were asked to wear either white or skin coloured innerwear. The school also specified the length of the skirt to be worn by them among other rules in the school diary, and have parents to sign it.
Parents met the director of primary education at the school and complained about the matter on Wednesday.
“All these rules are meant for security of the students.There is no any other intention,” said Suchitra Karad, executive director of MIT.
The other rules include speaking English on campus, a payment of Rs 1,500 annually for cycle parking for students, and free library access to students who donate books. Other students have to pay Rs 500 as a deposit and Rs 100 monthly charges for library access.
First Published: Jul 05, 2018 16:45 IST