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New anti-graft GR irks private schools

Posted on January 25th, 2017 in G.R, Private |

Alifiya Khan | January 25, 2017

Source: Sakal Times

GR gives state the power to treat pvt staffers like govt employees in graft cases.

Already irked by the continuous interference of the state government in their affairs, a new Government Resolution (GR) by the state education department has again riled the private school managements. The GR allows the state to take similar action against any unaided private school staffer, accused of graft, as it has been taking against government employees. Read the rest of this entry »

Parents protest against fee hike

Posted on June 23rd, 2016 in Fees, Private |

Sakal Times | 23 June 2016

Source: Sakal Times

Pune: Voicing strong concerns against private schools for ‘unjust’ increase in fees and fleecing parents to dole out money under the guise of extracurricular activities, Parents of Private Schools of Maharashtra (POPSOM) along with other organisations, took to the streets demanding stern action against schools resorting to unjust activities. The parents had gathered at Veer Sawarkar Smarak on Karve Road on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Parents go on indefinite hunger strike

Posted on April 5th, 2016 in Fees, Private |

ST Correspondent | Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Source: Sakal Times

PUNE: Parents of students from Private Schools of Maharashtra (POPSOM) agitated on Monday by going on an indefinite hunger strike at the office of the Pune Education Commissioner, Balbharti, Senapati Bapat Road, against the fee hike by private schools. Read the rest of this entry »

Pune: Parents go on indefinite hunger strike

Posted on April 5th, 2016 in Fees, Private |

Express News Service | April 5, 2016

Source : The Indian Express

Cite as reasons repeated fee hikes, ‘harassment’ by private schools, education department’s ‘inaction’ .

Fed up with repeated fee hikes, harassment by private schools and inaction by the state education department, parents from across the state started an indefinite hunger strike at the state education commissioner’s office in Pune. Read the rest of this entry »

Now, pvt school teachers to guide civic students

Posted on February 4th, 2016 in Education, Private |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK,Feb 4, 2016

Source: The Times of India

Mumbai: In a bid to improve learning outcomes and quality of education at civic-run schools, the BMC has proposed to introduce the concept of “sister schools“, which will have teachers from neighbouring private schools lend a helping hand. Read the rest of this entry »

Edu dept tells private schools to celebrate Marathi for 15 days

Posted on January 7th, 2016 in Education Department, Private |

dna correspondent, Jan 07, 2016

Source: DNA

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) education department has asked all private schools to celebrate Marathi for 15 days – from January 1-15 – by organising various programmes. The circular, however, was issued on January 6. Read the rest of this entry »

FEE HIKE IN SCHOOLS – Parents to move court against HC’s new order

Posted on December 26th, 2015 in Fees, High Court |

Pallavi Smart , Dec 24, 2015,
Source: Mirror
Bombay High Court on Tuesday passed an interim order allowing schools to raise fees by 15%
Members of Parents of Private Schools of Maharashtra (POP SOM), a parents’ collective against exorbitant fees charged by schools, are moving court against the Bombay High Court’s (HC) recent interim order allowing private schools to hike fees by 15 per cent. Read the rest of this entry »

RTE admissions: Parents hold one-day strike, slam schools

Posted on September 30th, 2015 in Admission, RTE |

Aashay Khandekar | September 30, 2015

Source:The Indian Express

Nearly 250 parents from across the state took part in the rally, demanding strict action against private school management bodies.

The Parents of Private Schools of Maharashtra (POPSOM) went on a day-long strike in front of Balbharti on Tuesday in protest against the allegedly inactive administration of the education department, which has been stalling action against private schools violating RTE regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Notices to 200 schools for not admitting poor kids

Posted on September 30th, 2015 in Private, RTE |

Ankita Bhatkhande,Sep 30 2015

Source: Mirror

Private schools are refusing to admit students under the RTE quota citing `practical difficulties’ such as lack of space
More than 200 private schools, in cluding prominent ones such as MET Rishikul in Bandra, Mahindra Academy in Malad, Don Bosco in Bhandup, Jankidevi in Andheri, and St Anthony in Sion, have been issued final notices by the State Education Department and the BMC for not admitting students under the Right to Education Act (RTE) quota. Read the rest of this entry »

Parents protest repeated fee hikes by pvt schools

Posted on September 30th, 2015 in Fees, Private |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK,Sep 30 2015

Source: The Times of India

Pune: Parents of Private Schools of Maharashtra (POPSOM), an association o parents, staged a protest at the education commissioner’s office on Tuesday against sever al issues, particularly repeat ed fee hikes by school authorities.

The parents stated tha they were on a `satyagraha’ to urge the education depart ment to implement the provi sions of the Maharashtra Educational Institutions (Regulation of Fee) Act 2011. Read the rest of this entry »