School faces action over appointment of principal ‘past retirement age’

Kenneth Misquitta

Nana Kute Patil of Buland Chhawa, the NGO which filed the complaint, said, "Many non-state board schools are in the practice of appointing retired candidates at the post of principals. I had filed an RTI query on the same with 39 private non-state board schools. The very first information I got was from St Mary's school ICSE. I immediately reported the matter to the education department on December 26, 2012. The education department must immediately inspect other schools, too."

Misquitta claimed that several non-SSC schools have principals who are over 58, both in Maharastra and elsewhere.

"If this order is given only to me, there is likely to be some vested interest. I have been fortunate to have seen an unofficial copy of the order. At the bottom of it, a copy has been marked for Nana Kute Patil. Why has only he received a copy? How does he come into the picture of my appointment? I shall leave it to the management which has appointed me to seek legal recourse, if it wishes to," he said.

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