Teachers aspiring to be principals will now have to qualify a Principal Eligibility Test (PET) conducted by the board, a circular issued said.
CBSE takes responsibility to monitor appointments of principals or heads of Private unaided CBSE schools.
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliated Private unaided schools can no longer appoint principals or heads on their own as the board has empowered itself to monitor such appointments in schools that fall under its ambit.
According to a CBSE circular issued to all state education directorates, school principals and other stakeholders, it will now be mandatory for schools to include a CBSE nominee and a state government nominee in their selection committees for principals.
Further, these committees will have to comprise five or more members instead of the four that were required till now, the new addition being that of the state government nominee.
Also, teachers aspiring to be principals will now have to qualify a Principal Eligibility Test (PET) conducted by the board, a circular issued said.
What makes this change significant is that the member with experience in school administration, hitherto nominated by schools' managing committees, will now be nominated by the chairperson of the CBSE.