He told that sometimes board tries to intervene in the appointment of the principals, sometimes pressurises for installing of CCTVs in school buses. Now it is getting into micro-management of schools and imposing penalty which is completely against the idea of school autonomy. He said that the CBSE is going beyond its jurisdiction and encroaching into constitutional rights of schools and therefore NISA will be forced to approach the court against it.
It is known that CBSE has issued a circular CBSE/AffJ4D/Circular/2017 seeking confidential data pertaining to the day-to-day operations of all affiliated schools. Dr Amit Chandra, National convener of NISA, says that according to the bylaws, the role of CBSE is limited to conducting the examination.
It does not have any right to impose penalties on schools if they fail to share information other than what is required to get affiliation from it. Amit said that, if necessary, only the state government has the right to seek information related to school operations etc. and private schools keep providing such information to the state governments from time to time.
Amit said that we demand from CBSE to withdraw the circular seeking confidential information and the notice to impose penalty of Rs 50K from schools which fail to provide that information. If this is not done at the earliest, we will be compelled to knock on the court's door.
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