About 30% of private schools in Bhopal will face the wrath of derecognition from the school education department of Madhya Pradesh as their applications for renewal has been rejected. Most of these schools have come under scanner as they have teachers who were teaching without have a D.Ed or B.Ed qualification.
According to District Education Officer (DEO) D K Sharma, the renewal was rejected to these schools as they are running with unqualified teachers.
In a TOI report,"we did not accept applications for renewal of number of teachers in private school, because they were without B Ed and D Ed degrees, which violates RTE norms," Sharma said.
According to the RTE Act 2010, all private schools are mandated to seek state governments recognition which is renewable every 3 years.
Those institutions which fail to obtain this certificate are deemed de-recognised. Heavy fine can also be slapped on them under provisions of the Act.
According to the rules, teachers for Middle school should have cleared D.Ed and for teaching higher secondary school should have B.Ed as a mandation.
The school education department of Madhya Pradesh has made the recongition and renewal system online for all all private higher secondary schools. This new system automatically rejects renewal if mandatory fields are left blank.
For recognition from the state board of Madhya Pradesh, schools will have provide 3 mandatory details including school's name and code, principal's name and mobile number and school management committee secretary's name and mobile number.
Once the information is submitted, the same information is processed by the education department online. An user ID and password is sent automatically via SMS to the principal's number which is required to complete the process of recognition extension on MP online.