Source: The Times of India
The data on unrecognised schools in the district will be released by July 1. The deputy director’s office has told all education officers in the district to collect the data and submit it by then. Deputy director of education Audumbar Ukirde said, “There was a meeting between the education officers on Thursday and we have told them to collect the data on unrecognised schools in their jurisdiction immediately. The Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) education officer will find out about such schools in their areas, and the same will be done by Zilla Parishad and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation.” Ukirde blamed the pandemic for the delay in compiling the list. “I took over the department during the pandemic and due to Covid-19, all surveys and activities were on hold. But now we have told the officers to submit the data by July 1. Once we get to know the schools, they would be told to pay a fine, shut down, and children studying in these schools will be enrolled in the nearby schools,” he said.
Jyotsna Shinde, education officer of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, said the supervisors in her department have already been told to survey all schools in the area.