CBSE grants 5 years for correction of students details in board marksheet

Port Blair
13 Nov 2017

In a huge relief for lakhs of students pursuing studies in schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the Board has extended the time limit for corrections in name, date of birth, parents’ name in their mark sheet. As per a recent notification, students will now be able to seek the corrections within five years of the declaration of their board exam results.
The revised limitation period shall also be applicable to current ongoing cases already received in ROs/HQ, pending in various courts as well as received now onwards and will applicable to all cases after Class X/XII 2015 examination onwards. CBSE had brought this provision of one- year window in 2015 as hundreds of students were applying for corrections years after passing out. The revision of the rules is expected to help more than 18,000 schools affiliated to the board, according to the notification issued on the 10th of this month. There was no time limit for the students to seek fresh certificates with corrected names and other details before the 2015 notification. Change in name, surname and other details of the students were allowed on the basis of an affidavit and a copy of a newspaper advertisement by the applicants.
Meanwhile,  in another circular issued in June this year, CBSE has directed Heads of all CBSE affiliated schools to make arrangements  immediately to appoint Special Educators in their respective schools in conformity with Rule 13(11) of Affiliation Bye-laws which provides to promote inclusion of students with disabilities/special needs in the normal school as per provisions of the “Persons with disabilities Act 1995” and the National Policy of Education. In the circular, CBSE observed that many schools affiliated with CBSE are not adhering to the provision concerning appointment of Special Educators to ensure quality education for all children including children with special needs as per Section 3, 8(c) and 9 (c) of the Right to Education Act, 2009 to facilitate effective and meaningful inclusion of children with disabilities in schools. (EOIC)