Bengaluru: The High Court of Karnataka has quashed the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) order of disaffiliating National Public Schools in Bengaluru and Mysuru, and also the criminal cases registered against chairman K.P. Gopalakrishna for allegedly forging certificates of minority status.
Justice Anand Byrareddy, in his April 5 order, allowed the petitions filed by Gopalakrishna, the National Education Trust (NET), which runs the schools, and the individual schools, while directing the CBSE to reverse its decision of disaffiliation of NET-managed schools.
The CBSE had disaffiliated NPS institutions after the State Education Department officials lodged criminal cases against the chairman and the institutions after the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI) had disowned signature of its official on the “minority status certificate” issued to the NPS institutions.
It was alleged that forged certificate was used to overcome admission of 25% seats under RTE, as minority institutions were exempted from the quota. The NET institutions claimed Malayalee linguistic minority status.