DEO to report DPS East to CBSE board
Responding to District Education Officer (DEO) Rural's show cause notice, DPS East management on Monday insisted on having CBSE affiliation. It mentioned the pendency of the education department's decision on the plea regarding affiliation and recognition for its primary classes as reason for continuing education in its campus.
DEO Rural RR Vyas said the school management failed to provide valid reasons for running the school without Gujarat government's recognition, affiliation and NOC. He said that they may approach CBSE to bring the school's claim to their notice so that necessary action is initiated. Vyas also said that school management's failure to submit valid reasons will also help them take appropriate action in accordance with the state government's rule including closing down school immediately and making necessary arrangements for students enrolled in it. "The show-cause notice was issued to them because they continued school education despite not having permission from any board. They said, they have CBSE permission and we will bring this claim to the notice of CBSE board so that they can take action," said Vyas.
He said that in the absence of satisfactory response from DPS East, the education department will take stringent action against the school.
A fortnight ago DEO City, who is the administrator of the school, had asked DPS East to close down the school with immediate effect. A section of officials believe that this show cause notice issued by DEO Rural may act in favour of the school since it came in after DEO City instructed the school to shut down without further delay.
The sequence of events
DPS East was refused Gujarat board's recognition, affiliation and NoC to run class 9 and 11 this year. Earlier, the District Primary Education Officer denied them permission to run primary school. So, the school management went to the primary education department, appealing against DPEO's order. As a rule, the school cannot conduct classes or run school for the period of the appeal or before the decision. The school flouted the norm and risked 360 students' academic future by continuing classes. According to officers, the school had to get new permission before March 31 this year.