Pune: PCMC Commissioner Warns Private Schools Of Action For Harassing Students Over Fees Payments

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Pimpri, 3rd July 2021: “Everyone has to go through the physical, mental and financial crisis in the emergency situation of Coronavirus disease (COVID19) pandemic. On such occasions, schools should show compassion keeping in view the interests of the students,” appealed Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Commissioner Rajesh Patil.

A special meeting was held today in the presence of Commissioner Patil in connection with the growing complaints regarding fees. The meeting was attended by the managers and headmasters of private schools. Education Officer Jyotsna Shinde and Education Officer Parag Mundhe were also present on the occasion.

Referring to bringing child labour into the mainstream of education by making the Mayurbhanj district in Odisha a child labour free district when he was the District Collector, Commissioner Patil underlined the importance of education. He also mentioned that with the help of teachers, we were able to overcome adversity and reach higher positions.

Commissioner Patil said that the future of the students is bright if education management plays a positive role. “We are currently on the verge of getting out of COVID pandemic, in which many families have been affected, many have lost their jobs, some children have lost their parents. It is time to give more importance to public service as we move forward through such a sensitive situation”, he said.

“Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) is getting many complaints such as non-issuance of certificates or report cards due to non-payment of fees, closure of online education, compulsory purchase of textbooks and uniforms from the school, expulsion from school for non-payment of fees and denial of admission to students under Right To Education (RTE). It is not in the public interest to act in such an insensitive manner during a pandemic. Such exploitation of students will not be tolerated. If these complaints are found to be true, strict action will be taken against those concerned,” warned Commissioner Patil.

He added, “Some children have been orphaned due to the death of their parents by Corona. Private schools should take initiative to adopt and educate such children. Considering the overall situation of the family, school fees should be reduced by at least 15%, admission under RTE should be given immediately, school fees should be decided in consultation with parents. In order to create awareness in this wave, accurate and correct information should be conveyed to the students.”

He said that if some persons were deliberately harassing the school, then the cooperation of the municipal administration would be with the school management. Commissioner Patil appealed to all to contribute for raising the educational standard of Pimpri Chinchwad city.



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