CBSE writes to DDA seeking plot for new headquarters

Senior officials from CBSE said they have been facing a space crunch with increasing staff and more quantum of work.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 11, 2016 6:15 pm

Facing “constraints of space” at its present headquarters, the CBSE has requested to Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to allocate it a piece of land in the national capital.

The Central Board of Secondary Education is presently headquartered in Preet Vihar in east Delhi. Senior officials said they have been facing a space crunch with increasing staff and more quantum of work.

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“Another reason is that some of the important CBSE offices are located at places which are quite far from the headquarters. So we have written to the DDA that we should be alloted a plot. Preferably in an institutional area in a centralised place to increase efficiency,” an official said.

CBSE officials said both the staff and the quantum of work of the Board has increased over years.

“At one time, the staff strength was around 900, which is now over 1,500. The CBSE is also conducting a variety of exams including those for recruitment. Even the number of schools affiliated to CBSE has increased,” an official said.

Consequently, the Board has written to the DDA, seeking a new plot, the official added.

CBSE chairperson R K Chaturvedi, when contacted confirmed the Board has requested the DDA for a new piece of land.

CBSE has recently decided to discontinue the provision of re-evaluation of answer sheets from 2017. However, officials said some system will still be in place for redress of genuine cases.

Senior CBSE officials told mediapersons here that since 2014, re-evaluation of answer sheets was done in around 10 subjects for Class 12 examinations.

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