The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has extended the timeline for school affiliation applications for the session 2022-23.
The timelines for new registration, extension of affiliation, and upgradation have been extended to July 31, keeping in view the current situation of COVID-19, the CBSE said recently.
“The Competent Authority of the board after due consideration and reviewing the current COVID-19 situation has further extended the window period of online application for fresh affiliation, up-gradation of affiliation and extension of affiliation till July 31 for the session 2022-23 without any late fees,” it said.
SARS is CBSE’s new affiliation system, which came into effect on March 1. The board is restructuring the system on basis of various recommendations made in the new National Education Policy (NEP) for systematic reforms, the CBSE had said.
“The board is restructuring the affiliation system and process as per recommendations of education reforms in the NEP. Although the CBSE affiliation system has been online since 2006, the restructured system will be completely digital and based on data analytics with least human intervention,” CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi said earlier in January this year.
Currently, the CBSE has over 24,000 schools affiliated in India and abroad, with over 2 crore students and more than 10 lakh teachers.