With the announcement of a set of reformed CBSE bye-laws, a list of penalties is designed for the guilty schools. Any financial, administrative, examination and academic irregularities found against any CBSE school, the Board will take strict actions.
According to the reports, apart from a written warning, the penalties include “levying fine up to Rs 5 lakh, suspending affiliation for a definite period, debarring the school from applying for affiliation and withdrawing affiliation.” Downgrading the school from senior secondary level to secondary level, restricting the number of sections, and debarring school from sponsoring students in board examinations are also a part of the list.
Irregularities subject to strict action include:
- Shortcomings in affiliation requirements detected at any stage
- Withdrawal of no-objection certificate or recognition by the state government
- Poor academic performance of school for consecutive three years
- Not sending teachers or principal for training as per the requirement of bylaws
- Not nominating and relieving staff for evaluation of answer scripts of the board’s examination
As recorded in the fresh CBSE bye-laws, “In case of any complaint or taking suo motu cognisance, the board may seek report or clarification from the school, seek comments or reports from authorities and concerned quarters, conduct a surprise inspection of the school or take any other action that may be deemed fit to verify the facts. After verification of facts, the board shall serve a show-cause notice to the school setting out reasons for the proposed action and the school will be required to reply within 30 days. The reply will be scrutinised by the board and action regarding the closing of the complaint or imposing penalty will be taken accordingly.”