The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has recently sent a show-cause notice to all its affiliated schools across the country for not providing complete information on their official website.
The CBSE board has fined Rs 50,000 to 2,077 schools for not complying with its order for making a list of details about the institutions public.
The CBSE board currently has 18,179 affiliated schools, both government and unaided across India.
More about the CBSE norms:
- All the CBSE schools were informed earlier to make all the details public on their website.
- The details included right from the number of water taps to Wi-Fi facilities including a complete breakup of monthly fees of each class and school results.
- The schools had to disclose their reserve funds and balance sheets online.
- In order to provide all the details online, CBSE had initially fixed October 31, 2016, as the deadline but later extended it by a month as many schools expressed their inability to furnish the data at such short notice.
"We will offer another opportunity to the schools to comply once the (board) exams are over. However, we have issued notices to these schools imposing a penalty of Rs 50,000 each for non-compliance and they have to pay the fine," Chaturvedi said.
The CBSE memorandum said, "The information shall only be filled online through the link given on board's website and also uploaded on school's website."
CBSE was established in 1962. CBSE affiliates all Kendriya Vidyalayas, all Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, private schools and most of the schools approved by central government of India.
Every year, the board conducts the class 10 and class 12 exam in the month of March.