Bengaluru: For some inexplicable reason, the city police have not registered FIRs against five branches of National Public School in Bengaluru and Mysuru, for alleged forgery of signatures of central government officials to claim minority status and to deny seats to underprivileged children under the Right To Education (RTE) Act.
Officials in the Department of Public Instruction told Deccan Chronicle that the police are refusing to register the complaints citing technical reasons. “But it might happen on Tuesday or Wednesday as the top officials have given the go-ahead,” they said.
It is alleged that NPS used forged signatures of officials of the National Commission for Minority Education Institutions and the Directorate of Urdu and Other Minority Language Institutions to claim the minority status and to deny underprivileged children seats under the RTE quota.
DPI officials told DC that they are trying to register cases against NPS branches in Rajajinagar, Indiranagar, Koramangala, HSR Layout and National Academy for Learning, Basaveshwaranagar for the last ten days.
“Our officials are meeting the police and other officers from the state government every day to register the case. Till Saturday we were asked to wait, but on Monday we got the signal that we can go ahead with the complaint. No one is sure what might happen on Tuesday,” said officials, who are closely involved with the developments.
They also said that the government is under tremendous pressure not to act against NPS-run institutions. “We have been told not to take any decision on NPS without bringing the issue to the notice of the state government,” they said.
The DPI, meanwhile, has written to the CBSE asking it to withdraw the affiliation of NPS schools. “We have sent a letter to the CBSE,” the sources confirmed....