To remove the hegemony of the private unaided school authority over the appointment of the school principals, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has come up with stringent rules and regulations. Under the new rules, they will not be able to appoint the Principals or Head of the schools on their own.
CBSE has empowered itself to monitor the appointments of the school principals that comes under its ambit. This is not alone, even the teachers aspiring to be Principals of schools will have to qualify a test called - Principal Eligibility Test (PET) and this exam will be conducted by the Board, as per the latest circular from the Board.
The circular has been issued to all the state education Directorates, stakeholders, and school Principals. Now it will be mandatory for all schools to include a state government and CBSE nominee in their selection committees for Principals.
This is not all, these committees will have to comprise of five or more members. Previously the committee had to be comprised of four members. The new addition will come from the nominee of state government. What makes this change important is that the member will now be nominated by the Chairperson of the CBSE.
Previously people with experience in school administration were nominated by schools' Managing Committees. Now out of five members, two will be nominated by school authority rest of the two will be appointed with the approval of the CBSE and one will be appointed by the state government.