Schools conducting classes without CBSE affiliation shall be disqualified for a period of two years, according to a notice issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education.
The notice, signed by the CBSE secretary, states that no school is permitted to run classes 6, 9 and 11 without obtaining formal permission of affiliation of the CBSE. It is aimed at schools that have applications pending for middle class syllabus(classes 6 to 8) or provisional affiliation up to secondary level(classes 9 and 10) and for upgradation to senior secondary level(classes 11 and 12) for the academic year 2015-16.
Any school that violates these conditions would be disqualified for a period of two years.
According to reports, schools are functioning without proper CBSE affiliation. They are teaching CBSE syllabus without any official affiliation to the Board.
The schools do not have permission to conduct classes if they fail to get affiliation in class 8. But due to the difficulty in getting no-objection certificate(NOC) from the state government, few schools continue teaching for classes 9 and 10. However, for the board exams they enrol the students in a CBSE affiliated school.
Though CBSE guidelines state that all schools have to apply for approval to middle class 6, they are allowed to conduct classes without affiliation till class 8. So the schools skip applying at class 6 stage and directly apply for provisional affiliation after class 8.
The affiliation by-laws clearly mention that simply submitting the application for affiliation doesn’t confer any right to the school to presume that affiliation has been granted.