In what may come as a huge relief for thousands of parents, the vice-chairperson of the Delhi Public School (DPS) Society has assured the agreement with Saket Education Society, which runs the Indirapuram chapter of the reputed chain of schools, will be renewed after it expires on March 31.
The agreement allows the Indirapuram institution to use the DPS logo and motto.
Apart from worrying about the UP state administration cancelling the school’s no-objection certificate (NOC), granted in 2004, parents were also fretting over the possibility of the DPS body disassociating itself from the Indirapuram chapter in light of discord between the two societies.
“Honestly, I am equally concerned about the school losing its CBSE affiliation and the DPS brand. I admitted my child to this school because of the chain’s reputation. That’s why the name is also important,” said a parent requesting anonymity.
In a bid to allay fears, DPS Society vice-chairperson Pramod Grover said: “Parents need not worry, as I am sure the agreement between our society and Saket Education society will be renewed... after its expiry.”
As far the cancellation of the NOC, Grover said his body was not involved in the matter and it would be resolved at the school level. “I don’t think CBSE will cancel its affiliation and if its does then we will definitely intervene,” he added.
No official from the board’s affiliation department was available for comment when HT tried to get in touch.
A CBSE official, however, said it was compulsory for any institution to have the NOC if it wants to retain its affiliation. “In case of cancellation, the matter is placed before the governing body and the affiliation committee for a decision.”
Meanwhile, the school administration stepped in on Thursday to intimate parents about its stand. “In a circular to parents, school authorities have denied receiving a notice cancelling its NOC from the directorate of education. It also says they’ve sent their official to Lucknow to look into the matter,” said a parent.