CBSE has asked schools to ensure their online presence and has made it mandatory for all affiliated schools to prepare a website with their complete updated details. The joint secretary of CBSE has issued a letter to all the affiliated schools regarding the update. Out of 87, only 45 Schools have updated their websites till now.
The letter states the information required to be present on School website, which includes details of CBSE Guidelines & Norms, Information about Teaching Staff along with their Qualification, Student Strength, Student-Teacher Ratio, Administrator contact details, Crisp Information of School, Infrastructure & Governance. Every year before September 15, these details are to be collected as submitted as an Annual Report.
Speaking about Government Schools only 39 have updated their sites out of 108 Schools. According to Regional Officer R J Khanderao, "While talking about government schools, all the information regarding them is updated on the site handled by DPI Kamlesh Kumar and he has all the necessary information. The private school has to follow the order of the CBSE otherwise they will be boycotted."
The Principal Rakesh Sachdeva of DAV Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 15 states that, "CBSE has been sending the curricular to update the websites for public convenience for last many years but unfortunately the regular reminders are not being followed. The CBSE should take some strict action so that the schools start listening to the orders of the board authorities".
Parents will be on the higher end of Benefit from these many sites. C V Singh, a resident of Zirakpur, said, "It is really hard for parents to go to every school and know about it whereabouts. Updating the school websites will bring transparency."