BMC to take action against unauthorised schools

According to the Right to Education Act, no new school can be run without the approval of the State Government and Municipal Corporation. There is a provision to take penal action towards school management if these rules are ignored

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In an attempt to curb the issue of unauthorised schools in the city, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to impose a fine of ₹1 lakh on schools that haven't registered with the municipal Education Department or State Government. The civic body's Education Department Sub-Director announced the list of the unauthorised schools under BMC's jurisdiction.

Last year, the education department had declared 231 schools as unauthorised, as these schools had failed to take permission from the state government or BMC. After which, the civic body has issued an advisory asking people not to enroll their children in those schools.

According to the Right to Education Act, no new school can be run without the approval of the State Government and Municipal Corporation. There is a provision to take penal action towards school management if these rules are ignored.

Shiv Sena Corporator Sheetal Mhatre had raised the issue about unauthorised schools in Meeting of the Legislative Committee held on April 18, 2018, and had demanded a penalty for the unregistered schools. As a result, the BMC took immediate action and also claimed that they had sent a notice to the school administration to shut down the schools.

Prior to January 4, 2013, any school could function if they complied with the regulations set by the BMC Education Committee. However, after January 2013, the schools had to mandatorily register itself with BMC or the State Government.

Meanwhile, now the schools are obligated to primarily, take permission from the state government and later take permission from the regional authorities. If the school administration fails to do so, they will have to pay a penalty of ₹1 lakh.

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