Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad has instructed the state’s education commissioner to review 647 illegal or unauthorized schools which were operational in the state and asked the state education commissioner to take necessary action against these schools.
It was found that 674 illegal or unauthorised schools are operational in Maharashtra. Out of the 674 illegal schools, 34 schools are from Pune district and 239 schools are from Mumbai district.
Whereas a total of 222 schools are from the Maharashtra State Board and the remaining 16 schools are from other education boards in the country.
The list of these schools was made on the basis of information given by the state government Unified District Information System for Education (U-DISE).
According to the data 674 schools do not have state approval nor do they have any valid recognition from the state education department.
Schools that do not have the necessary permission and approval from the state education department will be punishable under section 18 (5) of the Maharashtra Primary Education Act.