Government of lndia
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 6th March, 2013
Subject : Recognition of certificateslqualifications awarded by Rajasthan State Open School, Jaipur and Andhra Pradesh Open Schooling Society for the purpose of employment in Central Government Offices.
The undersigned is directed to state that the matter whether qualificationslcertificates awarded by Rajasthan State Open School, Jaipur and Andhra Pradesh Open Schooling Society are recognized for the purpose of employment in Central Government Offices has been considered in consultation with the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
2. Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development had clarified vide their O.M. N0.F-2-3512011-Sch.3 dated 07.09.2012 that Council of Boards of School Education in lndia (COBSE), an Association of National and State School Education Boards, is responsible for verifying genuinenesslrecognition of School Education Boards in lndia. It grants membership
to boardsllnstitutes that are set up by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature or an executive order of the Centralistate Governments and follow the National Curriculum Framework. The certificates issued by its member Boards are equivalent to any
other board across the country. It was informed that Andhra Pradesh Open Schooling Society and Rajasthan State Open School, Jaipur, are its members and their courses are recognized by COBSE and all its member Boards, and are valid for further studies and appointment in the Central and State Government departments.
As regards, validity of certificates issued by Rajasthan State Open School, Jaipur and Andhra Pradesh Open Schooling Society for employment purposes, it may be got verified from the respective State Open Schools, wherever, necessary.
3. Hindi version will follow.
Under Secretary to the Government of lndia
Telephone No. 23040340