Case against NPSI: No need for panic, says principal

Block Education Officer M Vivekananda has filed a criminal case against National Public School International (NPSI) for allegedly producing fake minority certificates. The case has been registered based on the directive by the Department of Public Instruction.

The school has, however, clarified that parents and children need not panic as the management was taking measures to represent their case in the Supreme Court.

The department has ordered cases to be filed against the NPS International schools all over Karnataka for allegedly forging certificates to claim concessions reserved for minority institutions.

K P Gopalkrishna, the founder of NPSI has been named by the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI), New Delhi, recommending a police case as his schools allegedly used certificates with forged signatures and counterfeit seals to evade the Right to Education Act, which lays down that private schools reserve some seats for disadvantaged children.

The NCMEI had filed an FIR against Gopalkrishna in New Delhi. The Director of Urdu and Other Minority Language Institutions Zohra Jabeen has directed the respective BEOs to file case against the institute.

Reacting to the reports and the case, Principal of NPSI Mysuru, Shubha Achaiah said that the case was in the Supreme Court and the management was looking into it. “Parents, children and the faculty need not worry as their interests will be safeguarded and the school management is looking into the issue,” she said.

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