The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has made some modifications in the application process for fresh affiliations under various categories for the session 2023-24.
Though CBSE had implemented the School Affiliation Re-Engineered Automation System (SARAS) last year, the purpose of the automated system was getting disturbed as a few schools were submitting incomplete / invalid documents.
As per the decision, the schools seeking fresh affiliation shall proceed to apply by filling the details at KYC level (First Stage) followed by uploading of mandatory documents- No Objection Certificate, Recognition Certificate, Land Certificate, Building Safety Certificate, Fire Safety Certificate and others.
“The school shall fill the necessary details and upload the above documents and make payment of Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand only). Thereafter, there will be a scrutiny of mandatory documents by the Board, and only if the mandatory documents meet the norms, the application will be considered valid and taken up for further processing,” the CBSE circular read.
As per CBSE, the scrutiny at the first level will be done by using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and if the score obtained is more than the cut off value, no manual scrutiny will be done. In the other cases, there will be manual scrutiny restricted to submission of mandatory documents which will be completed within 15 working days from the date of submission of the application.
In case of non-submission of valid mandatory documents at KYC level and Part A, the application shall be considered incomplete and shall not be taken up for any further review, the circular added.