CBSE to ask for more Authority from HRD Ministry to act against schools violating the affiliation bylaws

By: Admin 22 April, 2017

CBSE is planning to approach the ministry of human resource development to seek more authority to act against schools violating the affiliation bye laws. The board has issued show cause notices to seven schools, withdrawn affiliation of three and downgraded affiliation (from senior secondary to secondary level) for two schools. It has also directed another school not to register its students in Class IX for board examination for the 2017-18 academic session of March-April 2017.

 

Highlights
  • CBSE is planning to approach the HRD Ministry for more power to act against schools violating affiliation byelaws.

  • The Board has issued show cause notice to 7 schools, affiliation withdrawn for 3 schools, affiliation downgraded for 2 schools, and asked 1 to cancel admissions in Class IX.

  • The notices to these schools was uploaded on the board’s website.

  • CBSE Chairperson said that schools should not run like commercial units, and board is seeking powers to take action against ‘truant schools’.

Among the 13 schools, six are from Uttar Pradesh, two from Delhi and one each from Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Karnataka. Board has also decided to make the show causes and action taken notices to these schools public. The first to face the music were these 13 schools whose notices were uploaded on the board's website on Thursday.

 

CBSE Chairperson, R K Chaturvedi claimed that the board has come across a tendency where the management extends the retirement period of principals in violations to the laws. "It suits the management in getting control of the public money in the form of fees," he said.

 

The chairperson added that the affiliation bylaws offer "limited powers" to the board to take action against "truant schools," and therefore, there is a need to have substantive statutory powers "so that schools are run like academic entity imparting quality education and not as commercial units."

 

 

This news has been taken from Times of India website. Read the original article here.