In a recent development, NPS founder KP Gopalakrishna alleges that the CBSE did not seek explanation or issue any show-cause notice to the institutions listed below before coming up with such a huge step of withdrawing the affiliation. Gopalakrishna also alleges that the whole thing seems to be a big conspiracy.
Looks like the RTE act and the withdrawal of the CBSE affiliation from the NPS schools will be in news for quite some days. Stay tuned for more updates. Read the complete story about the 6 NPS schools losing their affiliation from CBSE below.
According reports, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has said to have taken strict measures against schools that have violated the RTE act. Some schools in Bengaluru and Mysuru are said to have forged the minority certificates.
Being accused of forging and producing fake minority certificates, the CBSE has withdrawn affiliation of six schools belonging to the National Public School Group.
The six schools that have lost the CBSE affiliation include
- National Public School in Rajajinagar,
- National Public School in Indiranagar,
- National Public School in Koramangala,
- National Public School in H.S.R. Layout,
Earlier in August, the Department of Public Instruction had directed CBSE to withdraw affiliation as the schools had dodged the 25% reservation under the RTE quota by forging and producing fake minority certificates.
The accused schools are run by the National Education Trust and allied trusts in Bengaluru and Mysuru.
The letter had stated: "The management of these schools have violated the RTE Act and are indulging in fraudulent means in order to circumvent the provisions of the RTE Act and are involved in criminal activities. Hence, this is a request to withdraw the CBSE affiliation of the schools and to take any further action as per extant rules."
The issue came to light in February this year when the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions wrote to the Commissioner for Public Instruction pointing out that the minority certificates produced by the schools under the group were forged. An FIR has already been filed against the school in Mysuru. However, though the Bengaluru city police have received a complaint against five school managements, they are yet to register an FIR.