Irked by a “malicious” police complaint filed on Sunday against the centralised admission process (CAP) committee and education officials heading the Std XI online admissions procedure in colleges, Deputy Director of Education Ramchandra Jadhav on Tuesday filed a counter-complaint against the complainants.
Addressing the media, Jadhav said the police complaints were prompted by certain admissions “touts” who wished to throw the entire online admission process off-track. “We have asked the police to verify if the complainants are indeed genuine parents and also if they are being motivated by touts who wish to spread rumours against the online committee so admissions go offline and they are able to run their business,” he said.
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According to the two complaints filed by parents at Deccan police station, last year’s cut-off’’s of various city colleges declared in the admission booklet distributed to FYJC aspirants are erroneous as they only show the cut-offs as per online process, and not about many admissions done offline last year.
The complainants alleged that it was a deliberate attempt to inflate cut-off figures and misguide parents. They also claimed that colleges were charging much more fees than information published in the booklet, against which CAP committee wasn’t taking any action. Besides, the complainants also said that a few city colleges were running unauthorised divisions which were being allowed by the CAP committee.
Officials of CAP committee held a meeting at Garware College to discuss the complaint. “All cut-off marks of the online admission process last year are correct. As far as offline admission cut-offs are concerned, we have asked colleges to display them on a notice board,” Jadhav said.
Jadhav also issued the following helpline numbers where parents can complain:
Sandeep Jadhav: 9422006320
Asha Gujjar: 9545514157
Vishnu Wahile: 9422350650
Meenakshi Raut: 9689931117