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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: After restructuring the affiliation process, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is planning a series of webinars and training sessions for schools to familiarise with the new system.

As per official sources, a detailed document on the affiliation system is likely to be released by Monday.

The board had revamped its norms in 2018 for granting affiliation to schools, leaving the onus of the infrastructural audit on states and limiting its own role to academic quality monitoring. The Board has 24,930 schools affiliated to it across the country and abroad, with over 2 crore students and more than 10 lakh teachers. The affiliation by-laws were formulated in the year 1998.

The document containing the re-structured online procedure for affiliation, modalities and Standard Operating Procedures for inspections, guidelines for inspection committee and videos for various processes will also be uploaded on CBSE website for perusal by schools.
This will help the schools to familiarise themselves with the manual prior to attending the online sessions.

As per a PTI report, the registration process for the webinar shall commence from March 1 to March 8, 2021 on CBSE website. Interested schools can register themselves accordingly. The application for affiliation will be accepted tentatively from March 16, 2016.

The report said, " CBSE has restructured the affiliation process under different categories of applications i.e. fresh affiliation, upgradation, extension of affiliation etc. To familiarise the schools with the new process and to resolve the queries of the schools, the Board will organise introductory webinars and training session from March 9 to 13."

Restructuring the affiliation system as per various recommendations for systemic reforms laid down in the new National Education Policy (NEP), the board is making the process completely digital and based on data analytics with the least human intervention.

“The restructuring will help in establishing ease of doing business in the CBSE affiliation system, attaining the goal of minimum government, maximum governance, automated and data driven decisions, achieve transparency, bring more accountability in the entire systemic processes and achieve quick and time-bound disposal of all applications," PTI reported quoting CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi.


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