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PMC declares list of 17 illegal schools; some allege list is outdated

“The list is old and outdated. Our school, Rosary Tingre Nagar, has been shut for the past few years now. All our other schools are registered and authorised. We were planning to get this one approved too, but eventually decided against it, as it was too small. We later moved the students to our Vimannagar branch,” said Vinay Aranha, director of Rosary Schools.

pune Updated: Aug 11, 2018 17:19 IST
Ananya Barua
Ananya Barua
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Shivaji Daundkar, PMC education officer said, “These schools have been running without the requisite registration for the past few years. The civic body has decided to probe into the matter. We are awaiting a response from the schools to the notice sent to them. There is a possibility of the schools being shut if the administration fails to provide appropriate validation of their government approval to run.”(HT FILE PHOTO)

The primary education department under the Pune municipal corporation (PMC) has released a list of 17 unauthorised schools across five districts. Through the notice, issued on Thursday, the civic body has warned parents from admitting their children to the respective schools.

However, a few schools questioned the authenticity of the list, as many of them have been shut for the past few years.

“The list is old and outdated. Our school, Rosary Tingre Nagar, has been shut for the past few years now. All our other schools are registered and authorised. We were planning to get this one approved too, but eventually decided against it, as it was too small. We later moved the students to our Vimannagar branch,” said Vinay Aranha, director of Rosary Schools.

According to officials, an investigation has been ordered against these schools. The officials said that these schools were operating without proper registration.

Shivaji Daundkar, PMC education officer said, “These schools have been running without the requisite registration for the past few years. The civic body has decided to probe into the matter. We are awaiting a response from the schools to the notice sent to them. There is a possibility of the schools being shut if the administration fails to provide appropriate validation of their government approval to run.”

The list includes schools from four districts, Bibvewadi, Kondhwa-Wanowrie, Kothrud and Hadapsar. The schools that appeared in the list are Miss Clarke School in Nanapeth, Rosary English Medium School in Tingrenagar, Kondhwa’s Marium ed School, Dar-e-Arqam English primary school, Jingle Bell School, Blue Bell School, New Horizon English School, Dnyan Prabodhini Vidyamandir and Sunlight English medium school in Hadapsar, St Xavier’s School on Sinhagad road, The Holy Mission English Medium School in Wadgaonsheri, Silver Bell Tree school in Kharadi, MG International School in Vimannagar, Inamdar English Medium Secondary school in Wadgaonsheri, Victorious Kids School in Kharadi, and Ecole Heritage School and Educon Baner in Aundh.

“Parents who have admitted their children to these schools, or do so even after the notice, are responsible for the ward. The municipal education department will not be able to help them in this respect,” said the notice. For further reach, the civic body has also put up notices with the list of schools in all the ward and division offices across the city.

First Published: Aug 11, 2018 17:18 IST