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New India School denies admission to 20 kids, Director of education hints de-recognition

Implementation, Right to Education



Pune: In first-of-its-kind case of Right to Education (RTE) Act violation this year, New India School in Kothrud denied admission to some students who applied through the online process. The director of education (primary) has hinted de-recognition of the school.

On Monday afternoon, as many as 20 parents whose children were refused admission by school authorities met Director Education (Primary Section) Mahavir Mane and submitted their complaints.

In the complaint, the parents said that after their children got admissions through the online process. Thereafter they went and submitted the necessary documents and received acknowledgment receipts from the school authorities.

One of the parents said in the complaint that after submission of the forms, they were told that they will be receiving calls from the school. However, no calls were made to the parents.

Another parent said that when they reached the school to seek explanation, the school refused them admission, which prompted them to approach the director’s office.

Mane said that they have sent a team to the school and instructed them to investigate the case. “We have also issued them a show cause notice and if the reply of the school is not satisfactory, we will cancel the approval of the school,” he said. He added that the school is thinking of going to the court but they will file caveat in the court.

Speaking about the RTE admissions, he said that the second round of the admissions will start from April 25.

When contacted Sunita Bhagwat, director of the school, she was not available for comments

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