A year on, handful of schools have website
While most of the schools still remain unaffected by the CBSE circular, officials continue to ponder action to be taken against erring schools
CHANDIGARH: In a meeting held on June 29, 2010, the governing body of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had decided to make it mandatory for every affiliated school to develop their own website containing comprehensive information about the school and its management within six months.
With effect to this development, the Board circulated a notice about the same across the city schools in October 2010. However, only a handful of schools had adhered to this decision. While considering the indifferent attitude of schools over this concern, CBSE officials
last year claimed that it is mandatory for all schools to make their own official website RJ KHANDERAO regional officer, CBSE
issued a second reminder on December 5, 2012, wherein the affiliated schools were instructed to develop their respective websites by January 5, 2012.
While most of the schools still remain unaffected by the Board’s decision, the officials continue to ponder over the course of action to be taken against the schools, which are yet to develop their official website.
The regional officer, CBSE, RJ Khanderao, said, “The contents of the circular issued last year, claimed that it is mandatory for all schools to make their own official website so that the information about the schools could be made accessible to everyone.”
The information that was mandatory to be provided in the website, includes affiliation status of the school, details of the infrastructure, names and designation of teachers, classwise and section-wise enrolment of students, postal address and e-mail of the school, telephone numbers and the details of the members of school’s managing committees.
The circular stated that the affiliated schools have to make their websites within a month of receiving the notice but Khanderao said, “It is a gradual process. Moreover, every year new schools get affiliated to CBSE, while we keep giving them orders to develop their website.”
Khanderao added, “The schools will slowly adapt to this order because a website cannot be developed overnight but yes we have instructed them to regularly update the already existing websites moreover they will also provide an annual report on the website every September so that we can know what have they done so far.”