In the wake of Corona Virus lockdown, the Central Board of Secondary Education hasextended the deadline for applying to get CBSE affiliation for aspiring schools. The board has released a notification to this effect.
The last date for applying, as per the CBSE affiliation rules, is March 31st. The date has now been extended by a month. The last date for applying for affiliation to CBSE is now April 30th.
The CBSE notification noted that the decision to extend the deadline has been taken in view of the requests received from the representatives asking for an extension due to the inconveniences being faced in the situation caused by the Coronavirus lockdown.The schools applying for CBSE affiliation are required to submit their applications by the stipulated last date, failing in which schools incur a late fee.
The official CBSE notification states:
“As per appendix I, the period for applying for affiliation under various categories i.e fresh affiliation/Upgradation/ Switch over from other Board/Extension of Affiliation for session 2021-22 for all applicant schools is upto 31.03.2020 with requisite fees.
In this connection the Board is in receipt of various representations from the schools mentioning problems faced by the school for submission of application for affiliation in stipulated time period in view of current COVID-19 situation.
Therefore, to ensure fulfillment of various Govt. advisories and directive on current COVID-19 situation and a measure of abundant precautions, the competent authority of the Board after due consideration has accorded approval for extension of date of submission of application under various categories i.e fresh affiliation/Upgradation/ Switch over from other Board/Extension of Affiliation for session 2021-22 without any late fee till 30.04.2020.”