Breaking the chains of past three decades, the Union Human Resource Development ministry (HRD) has reformed CBSE affiliation process announcing fresh norms for the schools. Prakash Javadekar, HRD minister, stated, “The new by-laws denote a major shift from the highly complex procedure followed earlier to a simplified system based on preventing duplication of processes.”
According to the reports, the entire process will be online and submission of 12-14 documents have been reduced to mere 2 documents. To apply for the CBSE affiliation, schools have to now submit –
- Document Validation on the safety, sanitation and ownership of the land and the school building. This document must be scrutinized by the district education department.
- Declaration that the school adheres to the fee and infrastructure norms of the Central Board of Secondary Education.
Confirming that the usual delay will be prevented, the ministry stated, “As a result of this major change, the Board shall not revisit any of the aspects vetted by the state during inspection, and the delay due to scrutiny and non-compliance of deficiencies in these documents shall be drastically curtailed.”
Sharing about the fast-paced procedure of the Board, Javadekar announced, “This year, the CBSE has cleared around 8,000 applications that were pending since 2007,” including renewal and new affiliation request applications as well.