8000 new CBSE schools likely to start functioning

New Delhi: As many as 8000 new schools will soon start functioning as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has cleared their pending applications after revising bye-laws and simplifying the registration process.

The schools are required to submit only two documents and it has been made mandatory to dispose of the applications in the same year, reported The Times of India.

While the first document will validate aspects like building safety, sanitation, land ownership, the second one will be a self-affidavit of school certifying its adherence to fee norms, infrastructure norms, the report adds.

Union Minister for Human Resource Praksh Javadekar released the revised bye-laws yesterday under which new clauses like punitive action for malpractice in schools and provisions for full-fee disclosure have been introduced.

Under the new assessment rules, affiliation will be dependent on outcome of the schools and the entire process will be now become online, transparent, and will be done within a year, informed Javadekar.