After the DoE babus blatantly defied the Deputy Chief Minister’s order and its lawyers somehow failed to file the required affidavit on 14th Feb before the Delhi High Court, smelling collusion between DoE and SAES ie Mirambika’s management, in a bold anti corruption move, the Delhi Govt has now referred the Miambika matter to the Central Bureau of Investigation ie CBI for a thorough probe. Links to related newspaper reports appear at the end of this post.
You would recall that the Delhi Govt had earlier:
– suspended a senior DoE official for fudging facts etc to shield Mirambika’s management in the case of two illegal shifts of Mirambika school; first overnight on 13-14 April 2015 from its legally recognised location, building and space of more than 25 years to the residential Shri Arbindo Ashram, and second post summer break in July 2015 to an under construction unfit for school purpose building – without Completion and Occupancy Certificates – on land the ownership of which SAES has not been able to establish, and
– directed the DoE to file an affidavit before the Delhi High Court correcting the facts fudged by its now suspended official and supporting the demand of the parents for restoration of Mirambika school into its legally recognised location, building and space.
The CBI probe ordered by the Delhi Govt will be watched with great interest as SAES’ key advisers include/d a former Supreme Court judge, a lawyer on the DDA panel, a serving magistrate, some ex IAS and other service officers from the DoE, DDA, MCD and other departments as well as the owners of significant real estate and financial services companies – all of whom did their best to kill the only genuinely alternate and free progress school of Delhi, the Mirambika Free Progress School.
It is reported that the parents may now urge the concerned authorities to probe the dealings between:
- the All India Council for Technical Education ie AICTE and the SAES to establish how the AICTE officials inspected Mirambika school’s legally recognised location, building and space and granted SAES approval for an engineering college in / from the same location, building and space; and
- the Fire Department and the SAES to establish how Fire Safety NOC / Clearance was given to an under construction unfit for school purpose building – without Completion and Occupancy Certificates – on land the ownership of which SAES has not been able to establish.
9 hours ago – NEW DELHI: With several questions about how Mirambika Free Progress School was allowed to shift from its original 9.
12 hours ago – Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe in the alleged irregularities at Mirambika School.