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The Zilla Parishad CEO has placed him under suspension with effect from November 22.Palghar: A teacher with a Zilla Parishad school in Maharashtra's Palghar district has been suspended for allegedly being under the influence of liquor in the educational institution and beating up a ZP office-bearer, authorities said on Thursday.The teacher, working at the primary school at Dhamangaon in Dahanu taluka, had also been found sleeping and abusing others in the school, the Zilla Parishad said in a release.Following complaints against the teacher, the Zilla Parishad CEO placed him under suspension with effect from November 22, it said.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comThe suspension order, issued in keeping with provisions of the service rules, also said the teacher will not leave the headquarters during the period of suspension and not take up any other job.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)Featured Video Of The DayWatch: "Can't Make Sachin Pilot Chief Minister," Ashok Gehlot Tells NDTV
A bandh call has been given in the industrial city of Pimpri-Chinchwad on Thursday in protest against the controversial remarks of Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and BJP spokesperson Sudanshu Trivedi. The call has been given by the NCP, Shiv Sena (UBT), Congress, VBA and at least 100 social and voluntary organisations.“Essential services, hospitals, ambulances, schools and colleges have been exempted from the bandh. The NCP, Shiv Sena led by Uddhav Thackeray, Congress, VBA, AIMIM and at least 100 organisations are supporting the bandh,” Maruti Bhapkar, one of the organisers of the bandh, said.Activist Manav Kamble said the bandh has been called to protest against the “insulting” remarks of Koshyari and Trivedi. “We want the Governor to be shifted out of Maharashtra. The Governor has insulted Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj twice and it seems like there is a BJP conspiracy behind this,” he said.Bhapkar said the bandh will be enforced from 9 am to 5 pm. “All shops, industrial units, eateries and markets will remain closed to support the bandh,” he said.
MUMBAI: The number of students dropping out of civic schools in Mumbai has reduced to a great extent in recent years. In fact, the academic year 2021-22 recorded the lowest number of dropouts in the past 10 years. Compared to more than 40,000 students who dropped out from BMC schools in 2012-13, the numbers have come down to 3,977 in 2021-22. The numbers have come down by over 60% when compared to the pre-pandemic year of 2019-20. In that year, 10,517 students had dropped out of BMC schools. BMC officials claimed that the door-to-door campaigns undertaken in the past few years have helped them to improve enrolments and to control the rate of dropouts. Praja Foundation, which collated and analysed the data, claimed the reasons for the fall in the BMC school dropout cases could vary from shutting down of other unrecognised schools to possible anomalies in numbers. For instance, M East ward, which includes Govandi and parts of Chembur, and is notoriously known for having higher dropout numbers over the last nine years, was not among the five worst wards in terms of dropouts in 2021-22. The ward also has the highest enrolment of students, almost close to 38,000. In 2012-13, most dropouts were from Kurla, Sakinaka region, Govandi, parts of Chembur and Malad-Malwani regions. In 2021-22, Matunga, Andheri West and Dadar also figure among the five wards to have higher dropouts, compared to the M East ward. Rajesh Kankal, education officer with the BMC, said that as part of the BMC's Mission Admission campaign, they have brought in several changes in BMC schools. "We even carried out door-to-door campaigns, traced out-of-school children, conducted bridge courses for them," said Kankal, adding that the initiatives helped them to improve the numbers to a great extent, especially in pre-primary level. The BMC managed to enrol 1.02 lakh students this year. Milind Mhaske, CEO of Praja Foundation, said M-East and P-North wards, which include Govandi, parts of Chembur, Malad and Malwani region, also saw closure of some unrecognised schools. "These could have probably forced parents to continue with the BMC schools in the region. But these are our assumptions," said Mhaske. Praja's report on 'Status of Municipal Education in Mumbai' Praja's report also shows that maximum dropouts were reported in Hindi medium schools, followed by Urdu and Marathi medium civic schools.
MUMBAI: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) has announced the dates of its 2023 exams for class 10 and 12.The Indian Certificate of School Education (ICSE) or class 10 exams will be held from February 27 to March 29, 2023. The Indian School Certificate (ISC) or class 12 exams will be held from February 13 to March 31, 2023. The time tables are available on www.cisce.org.in. Students will get 15 minutes to read their question papers. Except in exceptional cases, a delay of not more than 30 minutes will be allowed for appearing for the exams. Candidates arriving late for the exams should have a satisfactory explanation for the delay. Exam centres have been advised to adhere to Covid-19 protocols during the exams. The Maharashtra state board was the first to announce the SSC and HSC 2023 theory exam dates in September. SSC exams will be held from March 2 to 25 and HSC exams are slated from February 21 to March 20. The state board is still to announce dates of the oral/practical exams. Meanwhile, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is yet to announce the exams dates of their class 10 and 12 students.
MUMBAI: Stressing that children should not be denied education for non-payment of fees, the state education department has directed all schools, including private ones and those from non-state boards, to admit students moving schools without insisting on the mandatory transfer certificate (TC), reports Sandhya Nair. During the pandemic, financial constraints and non-payment of fees had led to an exodus from private to aided and government schools. A circular issued Tuesday says schools should rely on birth certificates for age verification of students in classes 1-8. For students in classes 9-10, schools should try and get details from the previous school (uploaded on the portal 'Saral'). Schools from which information has been sought will have to provide details within seven days. School education minister Deepak Kesarkar hints at action if schools insist on transfer certificateSchool education minister Deepak Kesarkar on Tuesday hinted at taking action against schools that insist on transfer certificate. In a move that has surprised educational institutions, all schools have been directed to admit students moving schools without insisting on the mandatory TC. A government resolution to the effect was issued on Tuesday. Kesarkar said despite the drop in Covid cases, financial constraints continue to trouble parents who may not be able to pay fees. The state had issued a GR in June last year, directing government and aided schools not to insist on TC. Tuesday's GR covers non-state boards such as IB, Cambridge, CBSE, ICSE. The GR has come as a surprise as the academic year is nearing an end and students do not move schools now. School trustees said despite giving 25% to 30% concessions during the two years of the pandemic, parents still have to clear fee dues. "There is no question of admitting a student without a TC as parents will keep moving their children from one school to another without paying fees," said one. A school principal said the state has set up a committee to look into fee-related grievances. "Parents are approaching the committee with their grievances. Now they will simply move their children from one school to another," the principal said. While government and aided schools admitted students last year with the mandatory TC, this year schools refused to admit students without TCs. Parents said in some cases, schools hold back TCs even after fees are paid. "I wanted to change my daughter's school as I did not find the teaching up to the mark. I cleared all the dues yet the school delayed the TC," said a parent who wanted to move from a school in Goregaon. Students have the right to move from one school to another under the Right To Education (RTE) Act. The Bombay high court in March last year directed private unaided schools to not debar students from online or physical classes for non-payment of the increased component of fees for the academic year 2020-21. The state had in May last year barred private unaided schools from hiking fees.
NAVI MUMBAI: Tourists to Matheran will now have a new mode of transport at the hill station. Five yellow-black e-rickshaws started a trial run of transport services on a 2km stretch between Dasturi Naka and Matheran railway station on Monday. The one-way fare for a passenger is Rs 35 and three people can take the electric vehicle besides the driver. This trial run of the e-rickshaw at the hill station, declared an ‘eco-sensitive zone’ comes over a century after the toy train service started tooting on the picturesque hill, adding a new chapter to the transport history of Matheran. Two more e-rickshaws are slated to join the fleet. Until now, transport modes in Matheran comprised the hand-pulled rickshaw, horses, the toy train and ponies used to lug goods besides ambulances for medical emergencies. So, the trial run of the e-rickshaw is expected to bring much relief to tourists as they will now have an option to the horse rides. Also, school-going children, elderly persons besides other locals will have some relief from their commuting woes. A monitoring committee for the eco-sensitive zone had approved seven e-rickshaws to ply on a 4.5km stretch between Dasturi Naka and St Xavier’s School. However, for now, the trial will be done only on the 2km-plus stretch due to the condition of the road, which was to be surfaced with clay paver blocks, but is still undone. The service was flagged off by a few students, an unidentified physically challenged person and chief officer of Matheran municipality, Surekha Bhanage, in the presence of locals, tourists, police and RTO officials. School students will be granted concessions by way of monthly passes. A local, Janardan Parte, said locals and school children took the e-rickshaws in the early hours. Ravindra Jadhav, owner of Apeiron Marketing Consultancy, the agency managing the vehicles, said, nearly 400 people travelled on the first day one of the trial run. Horse riders who ferry tourists were against e-rickshaws, fearing business loss and had protested laying of paver blocks, saying they posed a risk to horses.