CBSE warnes schools, follow rules or face action

November 26, 2013, 12:44 pm

A circular issued recently by the department states that it has been receiving a number of complaints from parents regarding various issues ranging from collection of donations, conducting entrance tests and other violations in these schools.

The circular states that the schools need to comply with the rules of affiliation that have been set by the State.

“If the CBSE schools do not confer with the rules of the State government and do not follow the directions issued by it from time to time, the NoC can be withdrawn... We do not agree with the argument that these schools need not follow any guidelines after getting the NoC,” the circular states.

The DDPIs (Deputy Director of Public Instruction) and BEOs (Block Education Officers) have been asked to ensure that all these schools follow the rules laid down by the State.
Early admission process

Despite the department issuing a calendar of events for the academic year 2014-15 that states that admissions to schools should begin only after January next year, a number of schools have been reported to have already begun the process of admission.

“Whenever we approach them on the basis of complaints we receive from parents, they say they do not come under the state as theirs is a Central board. The department, too, it seems, does not have any authority over these schools as they act with impunity,” said G Nagasimha Rao, director, Child Right Trust and convenor, RTE task force.

The circular reiterates that under Section 18 of the RTE guidelines issued by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, no schools, other than those established by the government, can be set up or function without a certificate of recognition issued by them. Under Section 19 (1), no school will be recognised or can function if it does not follow the directions issued by the State.