Bengaluru, Sep 7: A day after the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) board disaffiliated six schools of the National Public School (NPS) group, its founder K.P. Gopalakrishna claimed the move by the state Department of Public Instruction in recommending the disaffiliation was a conspiracy against his institution and vowed to challenge the CBSE's action legally.
"Any problem caused to the schools will leave 10,000 students and 1,300 teachers in the lurch. We will not allow that to happen", Gopalkrishna told OneIndia.
The CBSE board had on Tuesday disaffiliated six schools of the group -- NPS Rajajinagar, Indiranagar, Koramangala and HSR Layout, the National Academy of Learning in Basaveshwarnagar, Bengaluru, and National Public School, Mysuru.
Gopalkrishna asserted, "No parent of our schoolchildren has so far approached us over the disaffiliation issue. They all have full faith and confidence in the institution."
He alleged that the Department of Public Instruction's recommendation to the CBSE board was a conspiracy to defame the NPS group.
He asserted that the NPS schools had not forged the minority institution status certificates to escape having to reserve a quarter of their seats for admissions under the Right to Education (RTE) Act.
"The certificates that were submitted were signed by the authorised person in the National Commission for Minority Institutions, and the authenticity of the signatures has been confirmed by the forensic department", Gopalakrishna claimed.