July 24, 2013, 12:00 am
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to bring in a change in the way schools function.
In its effort to make the functioning of schools more transparent, the CBSE has asked them to update their websites where details such as salaries of teachers and their particulars, fee structure for all classes, list of members of the school management committee along with their addresses and necessary information about the school campus have to be put up.
Moreover, all these have to be done before the ongoing session ends. In case a school fails to comply, the CBSE can refuse to register its students in Classes IX and X for the board exam.
According to a circular sent to the principals of all affiliated schools on June 17, some schools have not developed their websites despite repeated reminders. So the board has now decided to act tough and has linked their non-compliance with the future of their students.
"It has come to the notice of the board that some of the schools have not yet developed their own websites and have not uploaded the required information on their websites. The defaulter school failing to comply with the above directions will not be able to register their candidates for the board’s examination and responsibility would lie with the school management (sic)," stated the circular signed by deputy secretary (affiliation), CBSE.
Even though the board examination is optional for Class X students, schools still have to get their students in classes IX and X registered with the CBSE as their results under Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) are collated and verified by the board.
The CBSE had given schools time till July 17 to put up their own websites and update them with required information. "Several schools do not upload the necessary information. The board will take necessary action against the defaulters," said a CBSE official.