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* Inquiry committee finds irregularities,violations
* Action follows deaffiliation of school by CBSE
The UT Administration has withdrawn recognition from Shivalik Public School,Sector 41,citing violation of norms as the reason,not providing the mandatory 15 per cent seats to children from economically weaker sections (EWS) being the chief among them. The punitive action has come in the wake of observations made by an inquiry committee that inspected the school a fortnight ago. The CBSE has already withdrawn affiliation to the school last month,which will come into effect from the next batch of Class X and XII. The board has allowed the current batches to appear for their final examinations.
The UT had set up the inquiry committee comprising SDM Abhishek Dev,Director Public Instructions (Schools) Sunil Bhatia and official of the Estate office and the Fire department,after the CBSEs action. The committee,besides other violations,found the school guilty of not maintaining the mandatory reserve fund with the Education department. The committee also pointed out that the school lacks sufficient number of computers.
As a fallout,fate of over 300 students who are currently studying in Class IX and XI in the school hangs fire. As a relief measure,the Administration is likely to adjust the batch in Class X and XII next year in government schools.
Sources said the orders of de-recognition have already been conveyed to the school and the Administration has also decided to write to the CBSE about it.
The CBSE had withdrawn its affiliation from the school after acting on a report submitted by the then Director Public Instructions (Schools) S K Setia in 2007 alleging broadly the same violations.
D S Bedi,the director of the school,however,denied having received any de-recognition orders from the Administration. The Administration cannot take action since we have set everything right. A detailed reply about the changes done in the school has been sent to the CBSE as well as the Administration, he said.