Belagavi District Commissioner Nitesh Patil has issued a stern warning to schools regarding the acceptance of donations for student admissions. Both unaided and aided schools in the district are prohibited from receiving any form of donations. Schools found violating this directive will face strict action, including the potential cancellation of their registration.

With the admission process for the current academic year already underway, public complaints have surfaced about some schools accepting donations. Access should be granted solely based on the charges fixed by the Government as per the rules. DC Nitesh Patil stated that if donations are received illegally, action will be taken to cancel the registration of such schools in accordance with the Right to Education (RTE) Act.

Note to Display Admission Fee Information

DC Nitesh Patil emphasized that every school must clearly display information about admission fees on its notice board for the benefit of parents and the public. According to Section 2(b) of the Right to Education Act of 2009, all private schools are required to publish the notified fees on their school website, notice board, and the departmental internet system (SATS) to ensure transparency. This measure aims to eliminate confusion about the admission process by providing clear information on fees.

Opportunity for Public Complaints

DC Belagavi Nitesh Patil encouraged the public to report any school in the district that asks for or accepts donations. Complaints can be filed with the office of the District Collector or the Deputy Director of Public Instruction (DDPI). He assured that appropriate action will be taken against the concerned schools based on these complaints.