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Six schools of NPS group in Bengaluru and Mysuru get back CBSE affiliation
news NPS Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 10:04

In a huge relief to National Public School students in Karnataka, CBSE has reportedly restored affiliation to six schools of the NPS group that were accused of forging and producing fake minority certificates.

CBSE had withdrawn affiliation of the six schools belonging to the NPS group in September alleging that they forged papers to escape the Right to Education Act.

The Times of India reported that Gopalakrishna, chairman of the NPS Group of Schools, wrote to the parents of the students saying that the school will follow the CBSE syllabus.

The six schools are: National Public School in Rajajinagar, National Public School in Indiranagar, National Public School in Koramangala, National Public School in H.S.R. Layout, National Public School in Mysuru and National Academy for Learning in Basaveshwara Nagar.

“CBSE has restored affiliation to the schools with immediate effect. Our students will continue to follow the CBSE syllabus, and appear for the board exams as scheduled.”

“We are continuing to pursue all legal processes, challenging the allegations made against NPS,“ Gopalakrishna stated.

Gopalakrishna did not respond to The News Minute's calls. 

The issue started in August when the Department of Public Instruction had written to the CBSE urging the board to withdraw affiliation as some schools had refrained from allocating 25 per cent reservation under the RTE quota by resorting to malpractices.

The letter had stated: “The managements 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 alleged fraud came to light when the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions wrote to the Commissioner for Public Instruction alleging that the minority certificates produced by the schools under the group were forged. 

A case was filed against Gopalakrishna by the DPI, but there is no clarity as to what the progress has been so far. 

Sowjanya, Commissioner for Public Instruction had earlier told TNM, “The DPI had filed a complaint in August 2016. However, the police have not filed an FIR yet.”

She refused to comment on why there could have been a delay.

Responding to her claims, city police Commissioner NS Megharik told TNM that there was nothing pending from the police’s side.

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