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

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - Live - - CITY - Eileen Singh eileen.singh@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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

Cir­cu­lar is­sued

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.”

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