Schools warned against admissions before January

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has warned to revoke the No Objection Certificates (NOC) of schools that have been openly flouting its directive on admission for the next academic year. 

In a recent circular, the DPI directed schools to not conduct admissions before January. It has, however, emerged that many schools have already begun admissions. 

At a meeting recently, the DPI instructed the Deputy Directors of Public Instruction (DDPIs) of Bangalore South and Bangalore North to take action against such schools. 

“In case of complaints, a team of Block Educational Officer (BEO) and Education Co-ordinators (ECO) will visit the school concerned immediately. At the district level, another team comprising the DDPI and senior educational officials will monitor the situation,” said H B Manjunath, DDPI, Bangalore North, adding that he had received one complaint so far and was in the process of acting on it. “A surprise checking of schools will also be done.” 

The DPI has also instructed the BEOs to serve notices on schools under their jurisdiction, asking them to follow the rules. “The first time a school flouts the norms, it will get a warning. If it still does not comply, we will act,” said K Padmavati, DDPI, Bangalore South. 

DPI Commissioner, Mohammed Mohsin, said that action against erring schools would be taken as per the Karnataka Education Act. As for schools affiliated to central boards, the matter would be taken up with the respective authorities, he added.

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