DyDE writes to ZP over mistake in derecognised schools’ list

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 10 June 2017

Pearl Drop School Principal Ishrat Auti told Sakal Times, “The school is recognised by DYDE. We have all the evidence to prove this. For past 14 years, we had permission to run the school from Class 1 to Class 5.”

Pune: A few days after the Pune Zilla Parishad (ZP) as well as the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) released a list of schools that are ‘derecognised’, the Deputy Director of Education (DyDE) has issued a letter to Education Officer at ZP to remove the name of Pearl Drop School in Kondhwa from the list as it is recognised by the DyDE, a couple of months ago.

The move came after the school approached the DyDE when it came to know about the development.

Pearl Drop School Principal Ishrat Auti told Sakal Times, “The school is recognised by DYDE. We have all the evidence to prove this. For past 14 years, we had permission to run the school from Class 1 to
Class 5.”

She further added, “This year, on April 7, we even got the permission to conduct classes till Class 12. With the officer’s suggestion, who came to inspect the school, we even put it on our board that the school is ‘government recognised’.”

The principal, who was shocked when she saw the school’s name on the list, said the parents have panicked because of this false allegation.
“We have got several calls from worried parents and it is getting difficult to assure them that the school is recognised. Although, we are trying to reach out to the maximum parents and let them know that the school is not derecognised, I feel that the damage is done and it may affect us now, especially as it has happened during the admission season,” she added.

She said neither the Pune Municipal Corporation nor the ZP officials have contacted the school to talk about rectifying their mistake.

A few days ago, a similar case was reported with another school that was mentioned in the list of derecognised schools by the ZP. Even after repeated attempts to contact civic officer Deepak Mali, who released the list of schools, he was unavailable to comment on the issue.

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