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The CBSE Affiliation Fee and the Reserve Deposit – Basic Information

CBSE Affiliation Fee and Reserve Deposit

When a school applies for CBSE they have to pay a certain amount of Money as part of the Affiliation Fee. The figure of the CBSE Affiliation fee keeps on changing from time to time.
While writing this post as on date (10 April 2016) the Affiliation Fee is as follows;

A. Affiliation Fee in respect of Independent Schools
Approval of middle class syllabus:
Independent schools within the country Rs.50,000/-
Independent Schools Rs.2,00,000/-
Fresh Provisional Affiliation for Secondary Classes (Class X)
Independent schools within the country Rs.1,50,000/-
Rs.1,00,000/- (If already affiliated upto Middle Class)
Overseas Independent Schools Rs.2,50,000/-
Rs.1,50,000/- (If already affiliated upto Middle Class)
Upgradation Senior Secondary level
Independent schools within the country Rs.1,00,000/-
Rs.2,50,000/- (If switch over from other Board)
Overseas Independent Schools Rs.2,00,000/-
Rs.2,00,000/- (If switch over from other Board))
Introduction of additional subject
Independent schools within the country (Science Subject) Rs 10,000/- per subject
Independent schools within the country (Other Subject) Rs 5,000/- per subject
Overseas Independent Schools (Science Subject) Rs. 50,000/- per subject
Overseas Independent Schools (Other Subject) Rs. 20,000/- per subject
Extension of Provisional Affiliation
Independent schools within the country Rs 50,000/-
Overseas Independent Schools Rs 2,00,000/-
Late Fee Rs.20,000/- (Rs. Ten Thousand Only) per month till Rs 1 Lac

How to submit the Affiliation Fee

  1. Affiliation fee is to be deposited separately by Demand Draft drawn in favour of Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi.
  2. Schools can also remit prescribed fee through a system generated e‐challan at any branches of HDFC Bank or through NEFT /RTGS through branches of any nationalized /scheduled Banks

Please Note: For this purpose HDFC Bank branch locater is provided on the website www.cbseaff.nic.in . The HDFC Bank will accept requisite fee amount by cash/DD/Cheque. However the confirmation page of online application can be generated by schools only after crediting requisite fee in the CBSE account with HDFC Bank. Schools opting to remit fee through NEFT /RTGS in the CBSE account with HDFC bank can also take print of confirmation of online application form subject to realisation of the requisite fee in the CBSE account with HDFC Bank. After taking printout of confirmation page of online application form, the same duly signed by the Principal and Manager of the school alongwith enclosures and CBSE copy of fee payment challan shall be sent to the Board at the following address:The Deputy Secretary(Affiliation) Central Board of Secondary Education Shiksha Kendra 2, community Centre, PreetVihar, Delhi ‐110092

Now a relevant question could be ‘What happens to the affiliation Fee if a schools doesn’t get or is Rejected for CBSE Affiliation’.

Here is a circular from CBSE which explains the financial repercussions, have a look

RefundofSchoolFee2016

It basically states an amendment in the bye law from a 10% deduction in the affiliation fee it has been increased to 50%. So total refund a school will get post rejection will be 50% of the submitted Affiliation Fee. The time period is within a year.

School Reserve Fund

“Reserve Fund” means fund created by the school authority as per requirement of the Board, in a Post Office/Nationalized Bank in the joint names of the Managing Trustee/ Society Member / Company and the Principal of the School concerned.

I believe the amount is of hardly any consequence but still it is mandatory requirement.

1) The school shall maintain reserve fund to the extent indicated below:

Enrolment of students from 1st and onwards

Amount of Reserve Fund

Upto 500 students

Rs. 60,000/-

From 501 to 750 students

Rs. 80,000/-

From 751 to 1000 students

Rs. 100,000/-

Above 1000 students

Rs. 100/- per student’ rounded to the nearest thousand.

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