Nagpur: The admission season is on, so are the rampant cases of violation and overcharging from students. Most of the schools are forcing students to shell out extra money to get them through the admission process. Post the results of class 10th, the centralised admission process for class 11th has been started in various schools. As per the norms, the students are required to pay Rs 115 for filling online admission form which also includes the cost of information booklet. However many schools are taking this as an opportune moment to fill up their coffers. In a similar such case, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad High School, Junior College and Anjuman Urdu primary school has been reportedly charging Rs 250 instead of Rs 100 from the students in lieu of online form and the information booklet.
When Nagpur today reporter reached the school at around 10 a.m. in Wednesday, many of the students complained of this anomaly.
The students complained that whosoever are coming for admission to the school is being charged Rs 100 for online form and Rs 150 for handing out information booklet. Moreover no receipt is being given against the amount being charged. The parents along with the students are forced to bear big hole in their pockets.
When Nagpur Today spoke to the Principal of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad High School, Junior College and Anjuman Urdu primary school Razia Sultan, she however denied any such practice being followed in the premises. She claimed that the all the applications are being submitted in her presence and the allegation of overcharging was completely baseless. She even insisted upon naming the students who had complained of the malpractice.
When the education department assistant director Shivling Patwe was apprised of the situation, he is strictly said that no student should be charged more than Rs 150 for online admission form and information booklet. He informed that if any school is found involved in the practice then the said institution will be subjected to enquiry. However the casual attitude of Patwe was evident as he replied to our query.
RTE action committee chairman Mohammed Shahid said that he has received several complaints from the students in this regard where the students are being charged Rs 250 instead of Rs 150. He also demanded strict action against the concerned High School for fanning the corrupt practice.