Private schools can now bypass state govt for CBSE affiliation as the new amendment in the CBSE byelaws made at the command of Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) Shashi Tharoor.
He said that all private schools have to first seek the permission of their respective state governments, which comes in the form of a ‘No Objection Certificate (NOC)’, before applying for CBSE affiliation.
This is now being removed after the HRD ministry found that it was being used by corrupt state officials to demand bribes from private schools.
This move, when implemented, might not go down too well with the state governments.
But for now officials are not willing to react to this proposal. “I don’t know what the centre has in mind exactly, so, I can’t comment on the matter,” said JS Sahariya, additional secretary, school education, Maharashtra government.