CBSE asks schools to frame rules for teachers

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Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has directed schools affiliated to it to frame service rules for teachers following several complaints of violation of norms that have surfaced in the recent years.

In a communication sent to schools, CBSE said, “It has been noticed that in spite of provisions under the Right To Education (RTE) Act, 2009, and affiliation bye- laws, the appointment of teachers with prescribed procedures and qualifications, service condition of the teachers, their professional development and mechanism for redressal of their grievance are not adhered to by some schools,”

“A number of complaints have been received against affiliated schools alleging payment of partial salary, delay in disbursement of salary and allowances, promotion and non- availability of welfare measures for teachers, retaining the teachers after schools hours and engaging them in non- education activities,” it read.

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The board further said schools must frame service rules and conditions and ensure appointment of teachers and others as per the RTE Act and CBSE guidelines.

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Besides, the board has decided to develop model sample question papers for all the boards to ensure uniformity in the papers of various boards. And the awarded grace marks will be mentioned in the mark sheets of students.

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