Several Top Private Schools are among the Hundreds of schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) are in a deep trouble for admitting more than 40 students per section.
CBSE’s Online Affiliated School Information System (OASIS) detected the infringements.
Under CBSE Norms, Schools cannot register more than 40 students per section.
Board intends to penalise close to 1,700 private schools across India by sending them a Show-cause notice for Withdrawal of affiliation and a fine of Rs 500 or more per extra student. These schools make up around 7-8% of all the Schools under CBSE.
Move is also seen as a crackdown against “renting of the seats” by private schools.
Students are often enrolled in schools while they are actually taking private coaching, and their attendance marked in Absentia.
Online Affiliated School Information System was introduced in 2016 with an aim to consolidate the entire school information on a digital platform.
CBSE detected the flouting of class strength rule when data stored in OASIS on total seats in each school was matched with number of students being registered in Classes IX and XI.
It was seen that the Registrations exceeded number of seats allowed for School in many cases. Last date for Class IX and XI registrations is October 22, 2018.
As Schools approached CBSE, it allowed KVs and JNVs to register 45 students per section.
HRD Ministry stated that,”Since number of extra students in the Government Schools is not large and many of them come from the disadvantaged sections,Board will, as a one-time relief, allowing the registrations without penalty”.