CBSE: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued a notice to all the schools affiliated to CBSE stating the news norms that the schools cannot register over 40 students per section and if they do, they will be penalised.
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According to TOI, the infringement of class strength was detected by CBSE through the board’s Online Affiliated School Information System (OASIS). Hence, CBSE intends to penalize 1,700 private schools across the country by charging a fine of Rs. 500 per extra student along with a show-cause notice for withdrawal of affiliation. OASIS was introduced in 2016 with an aim to bring the entire school information on a digital platform
This move by CBSE will also root out renting of seats by schools where students get registered in schools and join a private coaching.
“Schools should enter number of sections and number of students which should be in consonance with the information provided on OASIS. This information should be filled very carefully in OASIS as schools will not be allowed to change the declared section/strength afterwards,” is stated in the CBSE Notification.
A government official said,” If a school is given permission to operate four sections in each class under the affiliation rules the school can have minimum of 160 students in a particular class. The MHRD official said,” As the schools reached out to the board, CBSE on Monday allowed KVs and JNVs to register 45 students per section,” Since the number of extra students in government schools is not large and many of them come from disadvantaged sections, the board will, as one-third relief, allow registrations without penalty.”