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CBSE writes to DDA seeking plot for new headquarters

Facing "constraints of space" at its present headquarters, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has requested the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to allocate it a plot in the national Capital.

The CBSE is presently headquartered in East Delhi’s Preet Vihar. Senior officials said it has been facing a space crunch with increasing staff and increasing workload.

"Another reason is that some of the important CBSE offices are located at places that 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 RK Chaturvedi has confirmed that the Board has requested the DDA for a new land. 
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