Noida 20th October 2018: CBSE or Central Board of Secondary Education has made amendments in its norms for affiliation according to which it is compulsory for the schools to reveal their fee structure and they are not supposed to impose any kind of hidden charges on parents. Those who do not stick to such regulations may lose the affiliation.
The procedure of application has been transformed from complex to simple under the amended bylaws. The paper work has been cut down and now there will only be two documents to be filled during application process rather 14 documents.
On October 18, Javadekar stated to the media that CBSE would need NOC or no-objection certificate from the state government and a self-sworn affidavit by the candidate in future to proceed ahead with the application procedure for affiliation. NOC is an important document given by the district education officer defining the parameters like building safety, sanitation and land ownership etc.
Moreover, the affidavit would also give the certification that the school is following the fee structure norms and infrastructure regulations of CBSE.
Javadekar further added that the duplicity of work was there in the schools when earlier CBSE used to recheck the documentation already verified by the state government. This would cover various parameters and aspects and thus the procedure of application would become lengthy. Under the new laws, the board will not be liable for any re-verification in case of the interruption by the state government. This means if the state government has already given its approval, the CBSE would not intervene in between during the process of NOC.
The minister added that the academic parameters and outcomes of learning will not be the factors responsible for the inspection of schools. Presently, there are total 20,783 schools that are affiliated to the CBSE in the country.