The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked all affiliated schools to upload details regarding enrollment of students, teachers' qualifications and infrastructure on their website.
Schools have been given a month's time to comply with the circular. The move is aimed at encouraging transparency.
The school website should also display contact details of the School Management Committee (SMC) and students,
CBSE had issued a similar circular last year too but a senior CBSE official said many schools did not follow the guidelines. "So we sent reminders to the schools," said a CBSE official. "We hope that we will be able to bring in transparency as information would be accessible to everyone."
Currently, there are 42 schools in the city affiliated to CBSE. Schools said that they would comply with the rule, but contact details of students could be misused.
DAV school in Nerul has begun work on uploading information and their website is under construction. "We will abide by the circular. But numbers of students on the website could be misused as it will be easily accessible to the public," said Jose Kurien, principal.
"Principals might decide not to upload the telephone numbers of the students and we will inform the board officials accordingly," he added.
The circular also says that all the schools have to display information regarding the School Management Committee on the website. According to the Right to Education (RTE) Act, every school should have 12 members in the committee, nine of whom should be parents of children studying in the school
"Almost every school has a SMC and if the board wants us to upload the information we will. Most of the information is available on our website already," said Deepshika Shrivastava, principal of Rajhans Vidyalaya in Andheri.