Published On : Thu, Oct 11th, 2018

Bawankule orders probe into steep fee hike by Sandipani School

Nagpur: Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule on Thursday directed the Education Department to probe steep fee hike by Sandipani School. The Minister also asked to probe other contentious issues concerning the school and submit the report within 15 days.

Bawankule said the Education Department will probe the methodology of Sandipani School in increasing fees in the five years, how Parents Committee was formed, whether the school building was built at reserved land, the sanctioned FSI for the building, how much FSI was used, and other issues.

A delegation of parents met Bawankule. The parents have alleged that Parents, Teachers Association was not formed democratically. It was formed by school itself and fee was hiked by 24 percent arbitrarily, the parents charged at the meeting with the Guardian Minister.

Out of the four floors, toilets exist at first and third floor only. The second and fourth floor lack the facility. The condition of toilets too is not good, the parents claimed.

However, the Principal of Sandipani School refuted all the allegations. “We will face the peobe committee and place all the facts. The school has done nothing illegally,” the Principal said.

Land for Charmakar Bhavan:
Bawankule also directed the district administration to search a suitable land for the proposed Shri Sant Ravidas Bhavan being built for Charmakar community. He asked to submit a proposal in this regard soon. The State Government is providing land to this Bhavan and the expenses for construction will also be incurred by the government. The Minister directed NMC to search for the land under NMRD and submit a proposal within seven days. Mayor Nanda Jichkar and other officials were present in the meeting.

Development works in Hudkeshwar and Narsala:
Bawankule also reviewed the development works being carried out in Hudkeshwar and Narsala. After merging the two areas within limits of Nagpur Municipal Corporation, the civic body is carrying out development works. The Urban Development Department has made available funds to NMC for construction of basic facilities to citizens.

Four water tanks are being built in the areas out of which work of three tanks has been completed. Laying of water supply pipelines is nearing completion. Meter connections to residents will be given in the next three months. A Rs 238 crore proposal has been sent to the government for construction of sewer lines in the two areas.