Reforms in CBSE Affiliation Bye Laws for New Schools
MHRD has introduced reforms in the affiliation process of CBSE for new schools with the emphasis on learning outcomes, rather than focussing only on school infrastructure.
On 18 October, Shri Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Human Resource Development addressed media and made announcements about the reforms. One of the major changes that have been introduced is that the whole process is made online to bring more transparency.
While addressing the media Shri Javadekar told that there are currently 20783 schools that are affiliated with CBSE.
The CBSE Affiliation Bye Laws in the position were first made in the year 1988 and were last modified in the year 2012.
He said that earlier the affiliation process very long and involved a NOC inspection done at the state level and then same NOC inspection was done by CBSE. to prevent this duplication, schools will now be required to submit only two documents at the time of applying for affiliation, instead of 12-14 documents being submitted earlier.
In the new bylaws, the school inspection will be done as soon as applications are received. On satisfactory inspection report, CBSE will issue a Letter of Intent to the school, indicating its intention to affiliate the school.
Another change that has been introduced is to lay thrust on achieving academic excellence through mandatory teacher training. Even the Principals and Vice Principals of every school are required to undergo 2 days mandatory training on an annual basis.
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News Source: Press Information Bureau