Update: This Order has been withdrawn vide No. N/S/194 dated 13.02.2013
West Bengal Board of Secondary Education
“Nivedita Bhaban” DJ-8, Sec-II, Salt Lake City, Kolkata – 700091
Memo No. N/S/192, Date: 01.02.2013
From: The Secretary, W.B.B.S.E.
To: The Heads of all recognized Secondary Institutions
Sub: Permission for Co-education in the School in the light of R.T.E. Act, 2009.
Ref: W.B.B.S.E’s Circular No. 7/60 dated 14.3.1960 & Memo No. 1193-Sc/G dated 19.11.12 of the Commissioner of School Education, West Bengal.
Pursuant to the Memo No. of the Commissioner of School Education, Govt. of West Bengal on the subject mentioned above, the Administrator of the W.B.B.S.E. has been pleased to draw the attention of all Heads of the Secondary Institutions recognized by the Board that after promulgation of R.T.E. Act, 2009 and subsequent R.T.E. Rules, 2012, the above mentioned Circular of the Board vide No. 7/60 dated 14.3.1960 regarding permission for Co-education in Secondary Schools in West Bengal has certainly lost its relevance in the light of the fact that no child should be denied admission to schools irrespective of his/her caste, creed or gender.
Under the aforementioned circumstances, the above noted Circular of the Board issued earlier vide No. 7/60 dated 14.3.1960 regarding permission for Co-education in the Secondary School is hereby cancelled and further correspondence with the Board in this regard is not necessary.
This is for his/her kind information & necessary action.