Dear Sir / Madam,
Since last 4 months of lockdown period, till now there is no circular from Ministry of education to any school or colleges
on start of Education activities.
This is to bring to your notice on self style activities of Principal, Mrs. Beena Martin of NCRD's Sterling School, located at D.G. Walse Patil Marg, Plot No.43,Sector No.19, Nerul (East) Navi Mumbai - 400706
Phone:(022)-27712244 having Website:www.sterlingschoolnerul.org and Email: [email protected]
There are 3 acts of malpractices from School Principal.
A. School Text books and note books to be purchased compulsory from school premises only.
B. Parents Mobile Number and student details being given to Coaching Classes.
C. Inspite of Lockdown and No circular from Government - Ministry of Education - Sending notices to parents to pay whole year fees.
A. School Text books - CBSE Board
Principal has made compulsory rule for Text books and Note Books to be purchased from school book distributor Sagar Collection only. She gave the entire list of all students of all standards to Sagar collection to verify that every student has purchased complete set of books. The cost of the books is very exorbitant (very high) double the price compared to other local and regular books shops we used to purchase every year. This malpractice of principal is going on for last 3 years. Previous year she brought Hyderabad based book distributor, 2 years before she had brought another book distributor. Every year she changes the syllabus of CBSE books for every new book distributor, so we cannot the purchase books from other book shops for CBSE board.
During the lockdown period there should have been a discounted price on books, instead Compulsory purchase of books at a high
price, double the cost from school is definitely a commission for principal from every student.
Suggestion and Requests : I would suggest and request that every CBSE board school from Class I to Class XII be made available at book shops who are dealing with many boards for all books with same syllabus and at a reasonable price.
B. Parents Mobile Number and student details given to Coaching Classes.
There are many coaching and tuition classes in Nerul and beyond. I and every parents get many calls from coaching classes related to the Tuition for children. when I asked who gave my number to you, some did not respond and some of them admitted that we were given your number and other parents by school and we paid good amount to obtain the numbers and student details. Principal is acting as a agent with Coaching classes with a paid commission.
I am fed up and tired of getting calls from coaching and tuition classes.
Suggestion and Requests : I would suggest and request that school principal should follow and abide by school mission commitment and strictly avoid illegal business activity.
C. Full Fees Payment circular from School Principal
In spite of Lockdown and No circular from Government - Ministry of Education - principal is Sending Notices to parents to pay whole year fees. As such there is no online class activity at all. Only sending Video of 25 to 30 Minutes every day only for one subject and sending the assignment, what child will learn or achieve without teachers supervision or interaction ? . Which is Totally an offline activity, and claiming complete yearly fees as Tuition Fees, 2 Term Fees, Other Fee, computer Fees, Library Fees and other Activity Fees.
In the month of june 2020, principal has send full yearly fees schedule
1st Fees Notice was send on 11th June 2020 as following
Good evening All,
PFA the following
1. Detailed Online fee collection Circular.
2. Students Virtual Bank Account Code/Number.
3. Monthly instalments due payment.
1. Same fee structure of 2019-20 is followed.
2. Monthly fee collection.
3. Other fees too can be paid in installment.
4. New admission students fee (already paid) will be adjusted
in the fee.
2nd Fees Notice send on 25th June 2020 as following
Good morning All,
School office has started functioning.
Office n fee counter timing - 10.00am to 2.00pm.
Documents required can be collected from office during the
above mentioned timing.
Those parents finding difficulty in paying fees online can
submit at school fee counter in cheque or cash.
3rd Fees Notice and parents queries and comments send on 27th June 2020
PTA member asked principal madam why are you getting other fees
in the month of April. I am not satisfied with this fees structure.
Examination, Sports, Annual Activity. But Why every Month ?
Please think of those parents who are worried in this period.
I already informed to principal
She said that school is waiting for government order.
If parents are not satisfied with other fees at least they
can pay only tuition fees.
Once government order comes everything will be clear
Yes but if government order in favour of school then it will
burden on parents later on.
3 times June Fees Notice is a clear malafide intention of principal, that at any how and at any cost she wants complete fees, without any actual class or virtual (online) service, without understanding the sufferings of parents financial condition during the lockdown period.
Don Bosco School in Sector 42 is a giving a full online education service from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm same as regular school timings. They deserve the full payment, though they have not yet send any circular or Notice on fees payment and are waiting for Government Orders.
Suggestion and Requests : I would suggest and request that during the lockdown period as other state governments have
done a fair justice to parents with more than 50% fees waived off. At the most I can afford to pay 30% of monthly tuition fees only.
NCRD Sterling school is a very old wealthy and rich Trust managed by chairman Dilip Walse Patil. Sterling College as a
separate entity near Haware mall in seawoods, sector 21, is also managed by same Trust.
Sterling school functions in two shifts. English Medium works during Morning Shift, Same school works in the Afternoon shift as
Nutan School for Marathi Medium with Free Education.
If NCRD sterling can manage Nutan Marathi Medium school free of cost education for a life time, than it can easily wave off English Medium with free education for Academic year 2020-21 during lockdown.
It is 4 months now without job, without any salary or payment income. How can me or any one afford to pay the full yearly fees. Even 50% Fees waiver also will be difficult to pay as it beyond income. Still we are not sure when we will get job and salary.
My humble request to you ,and as per the existing situation under your control, In this regards, I would appreciate your efforts in providing the fair justice to parents and dealing strictly with the school principal who is doing a business during the lockdown period.
Awaiting your quick response and fair justice.
Thanking you in anticipation
For security reasons and to avoid my childs torture and removal from school at the hands of school managment, I am not revealing my identity.