CM launches portal for the benefit of over 15,000 private schools

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Friday launched a portal established by the School Education Department for processing applications for opening private schools and getting fresh government recognition or extension of recognition for schools.

More than 15,000 private schools will have hassle free and fasr approval for starting new school, getting extension of affiliation and permission to start additional sections and new courses ads the school education department has launched this ( new portal for providing these services.

The webpage ( will expedite permission for additional classes, the introduction of new subjects in higher secondary courses, change of school administration, etc. It will benefit around 15,000 self-financing schools, according to an official release. 

“We have repeatedly called for simplification of the affiliation process. Except for some certificates like building stability certificate and sanitary certificate , other need not be uploaded every year ,” said K R Nandakumar, General Secretary of Tamil Nadu nursery , primary , matriculation, higher secondary and CBSE schools association.

The online process is likely to speed-en up the approval process also.

Some 2,500 private schools which do not have the approval of the Directorate of Town and Country planning (DTCP) or local planning authority (LPA) for buildings extension of approval every year. This year, the school education department gave approval only after they submitted evidence while applying for regularisation of school buildings.

Chief Minister M.K. Stalin donated a total of 1,350 books, which he received as gifts, to the School Education Department. Mr. Mahesh Poyyamozhi received the books that would be kept in public libraries.

At the secretariat, the Chief Minister commenced the installation of transponders, designed by the ISRO and purchased at a total cost of Rs 18.01 crore, on 4,997 mechanised fishing boats in Tamil Nadu. Under the Blue Revolution scheme, ten fishermen from Chennai, Nagapattinam, Thoothukudi, and Kanniyakumari received transponders from the CM.

Using these wireless devices, fisherpe sons can share information during emergencies like cyclones, storms, and heavy rains. Two-way communication with boats from the land would be possible, and information could be received on a mobile app via Bluetooth. Fisherpersons can send information to the boat owner, the fisheries department’s control room, and vice-versa.

Stalin also inaugurated, via video conference from the secretariat, three police stations at Muthapudupet in Chennai, Manur in Tirunelveli, and Thirumuruganpoondi in Tiruppur. He launched buildings for police, fire and rescue services departments in various places all constructed at a total cost of Rs 23.72 crore.

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