The fate of about 4,900 students of DPS Indirapuram (Ghaziabad), run by the Saket Education Society, hangs in balance after the UP government cancelled the no-objection certificate (NoC) granted in 2004.
The certificate of recognition is a pre-requisite to obtaining affiliation from an education board.
The school authorities deny having any knowledge of the matter, even though a copy of the letter has been marked to them.
District inspector of schools, Ghaziabad, Ravinder Singh said the NoC stands cancelled on December 29, 20008. (HT has a copy of the letter).
The state authorities have apprised CBSE, New Delhi, about their action. The letter stated the NoC was cancelled after the school allegedly failed to submit documents required to be furnished before the Lucknow Bench of the High Court in a related matter, Singh said.
"The school was required to furnish copies of the agreement between the Saket Education Society and DPS Society, New Delhi related to the use of DPS logo. In spite of repeated requests, telephonically and through visits, I could not get the documents. The principal refused to meet me, " Singh said.
School authorities denied his charges. "This may relate to another school running with the same name in Ghaziabad. I have not received any such letter. Our agreement with DPS Society New Delhi related to the use of the logo is valid till March 31, 2009. The district inspector of schools never visited us," principal Meeta Rai said.