Centre sends reminder as Patanjali misses deadlines on setting up first vedic board
The Bhartiya Shiksha Board (BSB) has earned a reminder from the Centre as it races against time to conduct its first board examination by March 2020 that it had committed.
The Maharishi Sandipani Rashtriya Ved Vidyalaya Pratishthan (MSRVP) - the autonomous body under the HRD ministry that is tasked with preservation and development of Vedic studies is learnt to have enquired with the Patanjali on the delay. Acharya Balkrishna, who is the general secretary to the country’s first private-run school education board, told ET there were some 'teething issues' behind the delay.
"We have put a good team of experts and we will start operating soon. There are some minor issues which we are resolving," the secretary to the BSB executive board told ET. MSRVP secretary Jatti Pal did not comment on the issue. According to the committed timeline, the office infrastructure and due rules and regulations were to be in place by June 2019. The board had to start work from September 2019, complete with recruitment of staff, finalisation of school affiliation bye-laws and recognition of schools.
It is gathered that a draft curriculum has been prepared and the affiliation bye-laws have also been readied but nothing can move without the board approving it. The executive board is in place and it also has on the panel those who competed against Patnajali to get the right to run the first Vedic board – the Amity group and MIT Pune.
BSB has among its members president of Dayanand Anglo Vedic Colleges (currently Punam Suri), secretary to the Delhi Public School Society, president of the Ritanand Baldev Education Foundation that is better known as Amity group, executive president of the MIT World Peace University in Pune Rahul V Karad, a former chairman of the UGC, member education from the DPS Society, principal of DPS Ranipur in Haridwar and Acharyakulam (Patanjali-run school) in Ranchi.