Finally, CBSC spikes nod for of DPS (east)

Ahmedabad: In a shock to around 2,000 students, the Central Board of Secondary Education on Sunday scrapped the permission and affiliation to the Delhi Public School in Hirapur in Ahmedabad, taking serious note of forgery and misrepresentation of documents presented by the school authorities in 2010.

The school is under a cloud after it granted permission to let the controversial Nithyananda Ashram run from his premises.

The order issued by the CBSC stated, “In the light of communication received from State Government, it transpires that the school is functioning and has managed to get affiliated without ever being issued No-Objection Certificate’ by the State government and the school has submitted a forged document. The school is therefore, not eligible to continue the Provisional/General Affiliationof the Board as the requirement of NOC is an essential condition for affiliation under the clause of 2.3.5 of Affiliation Bye-Laws.”

It further stated that several misrepresentation had been made by the school authorities before the State Government regarding leasing out of the land to the religious Nithyananda Ashram on the school’s campus, which is under a cloud over missing girls from there.

However, the order has given relief to the students, especially the 10th and 12th students and allowed them to appear in the board exams and will be shifted to nearby affiliated schools, which will be decided by the regional officer based in Ajmer.

Despite repeated attempts to reach school trustee Manjula Pooja Shroff to ask her about the future of nearly 2,000 students, her phone was switched of, while a spokesperson refused to comment on this matter.

Meanwhile, after filing FIRs against the authorities, including Shroff, the police are desperately looking for their whereabouts. They are reported to be missing ever since the Education Department lodged the police complaint against them.

The police have recorded statements of the Talati of Hirapur for Swami Nityanand and DPS School’s NOC and land lease matter, days after detailed discussions late on Friday night at the Hathijan-based Nityanand Ashram and DPS School (East). The controversy over the disappearance of two young girls from Nityananda Ashram, originally from Bangalore, is now pointing to the corruption by some DPS school trustees.

The police are also looking for former principal Hiten Vasant and other two in the case. “They have disappeared,” said DySP, Ahmedabad Rural police, K T Kamaria.

Kamaria told First India that four other teams were conducting intensive inquiry into the ashram and Nithyananda of Bengaluru. He said he was also checking the details of his passport, property, other complaint and about red corner notice.

The police have still not found much leads from the devices such as mobile phones, laptops and many more recovered from Nithyanand’s Hathijan ashram. Even after a week or so, police have not sent the equipment to the forensic laboratory for intensive investigation. Officials expect that a team which has gone to Bengaluru for further investigations would come up with concrete details.