Non-Submission of Application for NOC by Bhubaneswar Model Public School known as Takshila Public School under RTE Act since last three years, exposed through RTI
As per section 18 of the Right to Education Act No school , other than a school established, owned or controlled by the Govt. or the local authority, after commencement of this Act, shall be established or function , without obtaining a certificate of recognition from the State Govt. Further sub-section-5 stipulates that any person who establishes or runs a school without obtaining certificate of recognition , or continues to run a school after withdrawal of recognition , shall be liable to fine which may extend to one lakh rupees and in case of continuing contraventions , to such a fine of ten thousand rupees for each day during which such contravention continues.
Odisha RTE Rules, 2010 (Rule-13) has prescribed detailed procedure for submission of the application for getting certificate of recognition along with its renewal of every year.
On 11.11.15, RTI Application was submitted to the PIO, Directorate of Elementary Education, Odisha seeking information about details of recognition granted to Bhubaneswar Model Public School known as Takshashila Schhol at Plot No.-N5/A-1697, IRC village, Bhubaneswar , if applied, then date of application, Date of verification by concerned DEO/BEO, copy of NOC etc. On 19.12.15, the PIO has responded stating that Bhubaneswar Model Public School has not applied for NOC , through on-line for the year 2014-15, 2015-16.
It means the school has lost its legal status to provide education to the children. It is disheartening to note that the appropriate Authority i.e., District Education Officer has neither inspected the school not derecognized the school.
We are going to expose more private schools running without NOC in Bhubaneswar very soon.
This is true picture of Nabin Patnaik Govt. in Odisha.