As many as 35 private schools in Pune city have been deemed illegal by the Pune Municipal Corporation Education Board for not following norms prescribed by the Right to Education Act. They have been served show-cause notices and given a fortnight to comply.
There were some big names like Rosary School, Karve Nagar and Tingare Nagar, City International School, Kharadi, The Tree House, Hingane Khurd, Billabong High International, Nagar road.
“There are 15 parameters by which we inspected the schools. A committee was set up to inspect all schools under our supervision and we found 35 not following terms and conditions prescribed,” said Pradip Dhumal, chairman of the Education Board.
“The parameters include approval from the state, pupil to teacher ratio, infrastructure, toilets, playground, classrooms etc. The schools lacking in one or two parameters were asked to comply. But schools found flouting more than 3-4 parameters under RTE have been given show cause notices. Before December 15, we will review cases and then take a final decision,” said Minakshi Raut, Education Officer.
“After the review, we will talk to the deputy director and take concrete steps which may include closing down the schools,” added Raut.
Among schools deemed illegal by PMC are Blue Bird English Medium School and Marathi Medium School, Nanded Phata Sanskar Gurukul School, Vadgaon Khurd, Adarsha Bal Mandir, Vadgaon Bk, Aditya International School, Baner, Immanuel Primary School, Lohegaon, National English School, Ambegaon Pathar, Ankur Vidyamandir Marathi school, Fergusson college campus, Ecole Heritage School,Baner, Activa International School, Kondhwa, Fakkadrao Thorave Vidyalaya, upper Bibwewadi, Regent English School, Bibwewadi, Ankur English Medium School, Balajinagar, Jnana Prabodhini primary school, Kale Borate Nagar, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad school, Kondhwa, Care Foundation Emmanuel Public School, Kondhwa, Purva Prathamik and Prathamik Vidyalay, Warje, Sant Gadge Baba Prathamik Vidyalaya, Koregaon park, Punyavathi Dugad Vidyalaya, Pune, Mithanagar, Kondhwa Kh, Fida-E-Millat English Medium school, Kondhwa, Spring Delight English Medium school, Kondhwa, At Taqwa international school, Undri road, Kondhwa, Phoenix english Primary school, Kondhwa, Rosary English Medium School, Tingre Nagar, Sai Primary English Medium school, Kondhwa, St Xavier’s pre primary English medium school, Sinhagad Road, Billabong High International school, Nagar road, Butterfly Kids School, Nagpur Chawl, Aaryan Fun School and Ajinkya Dedge Marathi medium school.