CBSE Schools Managements Association will meet Union Minister

March 13, 2013, 12:00 am


Kerala CBSE Schools Managements Association will approach the Union Minister for Human Resource Development M Mangapati Pallam Raju to avoid the confusion over the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 and Kerala Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2011, of the Kerala Government which will come into effect on April 1, 2013.

CBSE Association officebearers led by its secretary Indira Rajan will meet the Minister on Tuesday in New Delhi and submit a memorandum in this regard.

The memorandum highlights some of the major problems, the unaided CBSE schools in Kerala would be facing once the Right to Education Act gets fully implemented in the state.

They pointed out that the syllabus and methodology of educational system being adopted and implemented in the schools affiliated to CBSE comes directly under the control of Ministry of HRD, the one which has been recognised throughout the country and abroad for years together.

Though the purpose of Kerala RTE Rules 2011 is to implement the Central Act like any other state in the country the intention clearly appears to integrate the KER into the system which is in contradiction to the syllabus and the byelaws of CBSE in many ways.

As per the Kerala Educational Rules the authority to prescribe the syllabus for elementary education vests with SCERT, which if followed by CBSE schools in Kerala will take the affiliated CBSE schools out of the CBSE syllabus, there by leading to cancellation of affiliation by the CBSE Board.

If not followed will result in charging of fine, imposing punishment and finally cancellation of recognition itself by the State Government.

Indira Rajan said that the unaided CBSE schools in Kerala affiliated to the CBSE, come under the category ‘Controlled’ by the Central Government.

This is because, CBSE is under the control of MHRD, whose chairman is appointed by the Union Government and unaided CBSE schools are not only affiliated to CBSE, but are also controlled by CBSE through clear instructions and guidance.

If the Kerala Act is implemented, there will be two types of syllabus in CBSE Schools functioning in Kerala.

The State Government syllabus prepared for classes from 1 to VIII (Elementary Education), CBSE prescribed syllabus for classes IX to XII (Secondary and Senior Secondary Classes) and there will be two types of accreditation.

The Association pointed out that the pending Bill for giving autonomy to CBSE, if presented in the Parliament during the current session may perhaps solve the problems.