Patiala: Yadvindra Public School (YPS) run here by the royal family of Patiala is in the storm as the Council of Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) has objected to the appointment made by the school with regard to the new headmaster and asked the school management to rectify it. According to sources, the objection was made when the school management moved its case before the CISCE to get approval of the appointment and after going through the profile of the appointed incumbent the CISCE found that the said appointee does not have the required professional qualifications as well as the required teaching experience.
The sources pointed out that the CISCE than returned the file to the school management just one month back with remarks to rectify it and present afresh. But after that the school management had not moved the case again. The school management has appointed Maj-Gen (retd) Sanjiv Verma as the principal in April when the earlier headmaster S V Kumar retired after serving the school for a decade. Meanwhile, the sources also pointed out that General Verma is having to his credit an M Phil degree in the subject of strategic studies and also not having sufficient teaching experience as well.
But chairperson of the school management Raja Malwinder Singh, younger brother of Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh said that General Verma was never appointed as a principal to the school as he was not having sufficient teaching experience as well as the required professional degree to hold such a high office. He said that General Verma had been appointed only as a director of school and he had been told to look after the management whereas the deputy headmaster had been given the additional charge to look after the affairs of the headmaster till a fresh appointment of the principal. Raja Malwinder Singh further added that after summer vacation school was going to appoint a new principal. He said that he had already talked to the council over it and the latter agreed with school management as far as matter was concerned.
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