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TC dilemma for CBSE students

STUDENTS OF the English medium schools preparing for the CBSE Board in the city are facing a unique problem. Despite studying in the English medium schools they do not get transfer certificates (TC) from their respective schools. To enable them to get admission at other schools, the school management issues TC bearing name of another school duly registered with the Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA).

india Updated: May 01, 2006 00:52 IST

STUDENTS OF the English medium schools preparing for the CBSE Board in the city are facing a unique problem. Despite studying in the English medium schools they do not get transfer certificates (TC) from their respective schools. To enable them to get admission at other schools, the school management issues TC bearing name of another school duly registered with the Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA).

One would be surprised to learn that there are several schools imparting education according to CBSE syllabus (English medium) but barring a few none of them is registered with the office of the Basic Shiksha Adikari (BSA).

The reason for not getting registered with the BSA is three-fold. On the one hand after getting registered with the BSA, these schools would have to introduce the textbooks prescribed by the CBSE Board and published by the Government and they would not be able to include the general books published by private publishers. Secondly, they would not be able to charge beyond the fixed tuition fee of Rs 15 per month. Finally, they would have to make the students of their institutions to appear at the fifth and eighth class examinations conducted by the BSA.

These unregistered schools use NCERT books and charge exorbitant tuition fee from the students. No doubt they impart quality education to children. However the problem arises when the children leave the school and need TCs from the school affiliated to the CBSE Board. As per rule the counter signature of the Joint Director, Education is required on every TC issued by a school following the CBSE syllabus, which is duly registered with the BSA. In order to avoid any untoward situation managers of these unregistered schools manage to get TCs from other institutions which were registered with the BSA.

Almost all the students who are admitted to the unregistered schools have to get the TCs from other schools. Despite the fact that the BSA and other officials of the Education Department are aware of this irregularity committed by the school managers yet they have neither clear instructions for initiating action against them nor at preset there is any law to prohibit this practice.