Pune: DY Patil High School issued show cause notice over fee payment issue of RTE students

Sakal Times News Desk
Friday, 31 July 2020

DY Patil High School in Ambi at Talegaon Dabhade in Maval Taluka has been issued a show cause notice over the fee payment issue of students admitted under the Right to Education Act

Pune: The DY Patil High School in Ambi at Talegaon Dabhade in Maval Taluka has been issued a show cause notice by the Mangal Vavhal, the Block Education Officer of Maval Panchayat Samiti over the fee payment issue of students admitted under the Right to Education Act. The school has been asked to respond to the notice within seven days. The school has also been warned against collecting the fee amount from the RTE students. 

The education department has received several complaints against the school about its follow-up with parents over payment of fees for the current academic year. Schools across the state have not yet reopened in view of the Covid-19 outbreak. State government and education department has asked schools to not force parents to pay for fees as many of them may have suffered an employment loss or reduced incomes due to the pandemic situation. However, DY Patil school management has been asking parents especially those who have admitted their children through the RTE quota to pay the fee amount of Rs 29,500.

Education Officer Mangala Vavhal in her notice has stated that the school should not collect the fee from students. If it does so, the education department will take action against the school and it will be fined. The notice also says that the school should respond with a satisfactory answer to the notice within seven days.

Nitin Kude, Village head, had also filed a similar complaint against the school management. Kude in his complaint has also stated that some people are taking undue advantage of this quota by furnishing fake residence and income documents to secure the admission of their children in the school. Due to this, genuine students are being deprived of the opportunity of an education. Kude has also asked the school and education department to conduct an enquiry in this matter.

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