Imphal, Dec 28:
A three-member Inquiry Committee has been constituted by the Government of Manipur to investigate the issuance of the No Objection Certificates (NOCs) for the affiliation of 25 Schools to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi (CBSE) by unauthorised persons/officials. The 25 education institutions of Manipur that were recently affiliated were de-affiliated by the CBSE after finding that the state Education department has not issued any NOC to those schools for affiliation to the CBSE.
L Nandakumar Singh, Director, Education(School), Manipur is the Chairman of the committee. The committee shall furnish its report to the state Government by January 5, 2024.
An official notification in this regard has been issued by Anjali Chongtham, Joint Secretary of Education(S) of the Government of Manipur.
The terms of reference of the Inquiry Committee are —Find out officials/officers responsible for issuing the NOCs without following due process, find out if signatures have been forced in r/o any of the signatures in the NOCs, recommend appropriate action against responsible officers/officials and in case of any evidence of forgeries, appropriate legal action to be taken up by filing FIR, etc.
Notably, the CBSE recently withdrew the affiliation, which was recently granted to the 25 schools from two districts of Manipur — Churachandpur, and Kangpokpi with immediate effect.
However, the affiliation was withdrawn on the ground that the NOCs submitted by these schools had not been issued by the authorized functionaries of the State Government and for cancellation of affiliation as requested by the Manipur Government.