* Inquiry committee finds irregularities, violations
* Action follows deaffiliation of school by CBSE
The UT Administration has withdrawn recognition from Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, citing violation of norms as the reason, not providing the mandatory 15 per cent seats to children from economically weaker sections (EWS) being the chief among them. The punitive action has come in the wake of observations made by an inquiry committee that inspected the school a fortnight ago. The CBSE has already withdrawn affiliation to the school last month, which will come into effect from the next batch of Class X and XII. The board has allowed the current batches to appear for their final examinations.
The UT had set up the inquiry committee comprising SDM Abhishek Dev, Director Public Instructions (Schools) Sunil Bhatia and official of the Estate office and the Fire department, after the CBSE’s action. The committee, besides other violations, found the school guilty of not maintaining the mandatory reserve fund with the Education department. The committee also pointed out that the school lacks sufficient number of computers.