DPSG Palam Vihar to remain close till it gets recognition: Management
Delhi Public School Ghaziabad (DPSG), Palam Vihar, has decided to keep the school closed until they get recognition from the Haryana government, causing distress among parents regarding the future of their wards.
The school claims that the summer vacation has begun starting Friday for the primary wing and the senior section’s vacations will begin from next Friday. The school will reopen on July 3.
A team of district education officers including Neelam Bhandari, and district elementary education officer Ram Kumar Phalaswal visited the school on Thursday. They will submit the report to the divisional commissioner.
A group of parents had been protesting against the school increasing fees yearly. The parents decided to meet Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday at Hotel Oberoi, Udyog Vihar, where he is supposed to be the chief guest and will inaugurate First Convention on Real Estate and Infrastructure in Gurgaon. Latest reports, however, said that the CM is likely to address the conference through video conferencing.
“We are disappointed that despite so many efforts and protests against the fee hike in the school, authorities are taking no action. Parents are forced to take leave continuously from their offices, which is impacting the finances of our households. We are only demanding rollback of the unjustified fees, not any favour from authorities or government,” said Yashesh Yadav, a parent.
“No one is concerned about the future of the children, it is not easy for a parent to switch a school. The authorities and school management are not looking at loss of studies of the children, or the plight of parents,” said Dev Kumar.
DPSG has also written a letter to the divisional commissioner on Thursday stating that the Form 6, as per rules, is filed only by a recognised school. Since DPSG is still awaiting recognition, there was no need to submit Form 6, the letter stated.
“The school has duly filed form I as per Rule 20(I) of the Haryana Education Rules and had obtained permission to start the school. Soon after, Form II was filed with all documents on September 16, 2016, for recognition by the department of education, which despite several reminders is still awaited,” said Sudhir Chitnis, senior administrator, DPSG.
The management had written to the divisional commissioner on Thursday and requested his advice if the school should continue to operate under the circumstances explained in the letter or not. “We requested the same to protect the interest of our students,” Chitnis said.
D Suresh, divisional commissioner, who is also chairman of FRRC committee, said, “Parents had come and informed that the school has been shut, no management can shut the school without prior permission of General Managers District Industry Center. They need to apply for permission and can shut it down after 90 days. The school is not yet recognised and the earlier school was registered as Chiranjeev Bharti School. We have held a meeting on May 23, where we have called parents and management to ensure the students do not suffer”.