Pune: The on-line admissions for Class XI are yet to start in the city, but the complaints against the junior colleges have started coming to the deputy director of education office. In one such case, the officials from the Vimalatai Garvare junior college, had extracted Rs130 from as many as 400 students for the booklet whose actual price is Rs100.
Deputy Director (Education) Suman Shinde, on Friday, received anonymous complaints from the parents. These parents stated that the college had charged Rs130 for the booklet which has all the necessary information related to on-line admission. Following the complaints, Shinde had ordered an inquiry against the college.
Last year, SP College got into the controversy after offering back door admission for Class XI.
This year, the deputy director of education office had given booklets to the junior colleges so that parents can take it and understand the procedure of on-line admission. The cost of the said booklet is Rs100.
"I have received complaints from some parents that at Vimlatai Garware College, officials are asking for Rs130 for each copy while the cost of the booklet is mere Rs100," said Shinde.
She said that on Saturday that she had sent some of the officials of her office and sought clarification from the school.
"We have ordered an inquiry in the case and soon, the committee will submit its report to me," she said.
While speaking to dna, the principal of the junior college, Sanjay Mhetre accepted that the college staff had collected Rs30 extra from the students. "But it was before the price of the booklet was announced," he added.
"We had collected the money in the anticipation that the students should not go anywhere and that they should not face any inconvenience. There was no ill-motive behind it," Mhetre clarified.