No affidavit needed for private schools, says DoE
The Delhi government’s Directorate of Education has dispensed with the requirement of submitting affidavits and documents attested by a gazetted officer for grant of recognition to private unaided schools and ‘essentiality certificates’ to societies and trusts.
The DoE directive came following the Delhi government’s decision taken in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal last week to abolish 200 types of affidavits, which are required for issuing of different documents — ration cards, income certificate, transport permits — from December 1 and replace it with self-attestation.
“On perusal of the existing Act and Rules to regulate private unaided recognised schools, it is found that such requirements to seek attested documents/affidavits are not flown from the Delhi School Education Act & Rules, 1973,” a DoE circular issued on Monday said.
“Therefore, due to no legal requirement of such documents, it has been decided to replace affidavits with undertakings and attestation by gazetted officer with self-attestation for processing the cases of grant of essentiality certificates to the societies/trusts; approval of scheme of management and recognition/upgradation of private unaided schools,” it added.