Pune: Pimpri Chinchwad Education Department Cracks Down on Unauthorized Schools: Cases to be Filed

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Reported By Varad Bhatkhande

Pimpri Chinchwad, 6th July 2024: The Education Department of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) published a list of 13 unauthorized schools and sent them notices. Consequently, seven schools were closed down, but six schools ignored the list and notice. Now, the Education Department has put up boards in front of these schools, advising parents not to enrol their children in them. Additionally, a case will be registered against the non-compliant schools.

In May, PCMC’s Education Department announced a list of 13 unauthorized schools and advised against admitting students to these institutions. Following this, the department repeatedly communicated with the school management regarding the closures and conducted inspections of schools that continued to operate without government approval. It was found that Mount Everest International School in Kasarwadi, Peepal Tree School in Pimple Nilakh, Sri Chaitanya Vidyalaya in Pimple Nilakh, Little Stars English Medium School in Chinchwad, Navjeet Vidyalaya in Walhekarwadi, and Orchid International School in Chinchwad were still running.

Boards have been placed at the entrance of these schools, stating that the schools are unauthorized and advising parents not to admit their children from class 1 onwards. The boards also indicate that the schools have no government recognition and are closed. They warn parents that they will be responsible for any educational damage caused to their children if they are enrolled in these schools.

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Vijay Kumar Thorat, Assistant Commissioner of PCMC’s Education Department, said, “There were 13 unauthorized schools in Pimpri Chinchwad. Seven of those schools have been closed. A deadline was given for closing the remaining six schools. However, as they have not closed, we have put up placards stating that the schools are unauthorized. Cases will be filed against these schools.”