92 schools served notice for operating without licence
Gurugram: Ninety-two schools have been sent notices for being unregistered. The action comes after the High Court took stern notice of over 1000 schools with no licences.
According to official data, there are over 200 unlicensed schools that are functional in the city.
As most of these private schools are not registered they too get away in charging exorbitant sums from the parents. For long it has been alleged by educations activists and aggrieved parents that the district administration has not penalised these unlicensed schools some of it are operational since 2007.
In March this year Parents of over 300 students at Global High School in Sector -57 faced a harrowing time as they have been provided with a notice by the school management of its abrupt closure.
Not only does a lack of licence give a leeway of these schools to increase the fees but also it puts the safety of children in jeopardy.
In an alarming figure that puts a serious question mark over the safety of school children over 20 private schools in Gurugram are functioning without the NOC from the fire department. The information has been revealed from the survey conducted by the fire department
The information cites that most of these Private schools are prominent schools in the schools in the city.
The fire officials have cited that while most of the schools have not applied for the renewal of the license, there are also certain schools whose license were rejected due to inadequate fire safety systems.
Sources in the fire department have cited that lack of action by the authorities is resulting in most of the establishments including schools in the city getting away and not renewing their fire safety licenses.
Besides the private schools, there are certain government establishments including the city's civil hospital that does not have a fire safety clearance certificate.