Hyderabad: An RTI response from the Deputy Educational Office (DEO) has revealed that Delhi Public School, located at Mahendra Hills in East Marredpally has not been affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The school has been further alleged of cheating its students and parents, for falsely claiming that it is CBSE affiliated and charging fees for the same.
The RTI response read, “Delhi Public School, Mahendra Hills, Behind Tukaramgate Police station, East Maredpally, Hyderabad, is recognised by the state government of Telangana from classes Nursery to VIII E/M and is not affiliated by CBSE Board.”
The RTI, which was filed by anti-corruption activist Vijay Gopal, asked a set of questions regarding a couple of schools being affiliated to CBSE or not, particular affiliations to a set of classes for example ( Class 1-6, 6-10), whether schools run on second and fourth Saturdays, whether schools are making it mandatory for the parents to buy uniform, stationary items, books from their stores etc.
Most of the queries in the RTI were left unanswered saying – ” Information is not available at this office”.
Other answers were that of the basic school timings, which is 8:45 am to 4:00 pm and the second Saturdays being holidays whereas the fourth being a working day.
On speaking to Newsmeter, Vijay Gopal, president of Forum Against Corruption (FAC) said, “It is shocking that the DEO’s office gives this in reply, but the school continues to operate. There is no jail, no penalty, nothing so far. Mr. Janardhan Reddy, Principal Secretary of Edu. Dept., Telangana state must answer for this. How can schools play with the emotions of parents, lie to them and continue with the admission? “