The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has cancelled the affiliation of 20 schools across India on Friday, after it was revealed that these schools were involved in malpractices. The malpractices included presenting dummy students, ineligible candidates and not maintaining records properly, said Secretary, CBSE, HimanshuGupta.  “Pursuant to a surprise inspection conducted in CBSE schools across the country to check whether the schools are running as per provisions and norms contained in affiliation and examination by-laws, it was found that some schools are committing various malpractices,” Mr. Gupta said.  Mr. Gupta said, “After thorough inquiry, it has been decided to disaffiliate and downgrade the schools.” These include two schools in Rajasthan — Prince UCH MadhyamikVidyalaya in Sikar and Global Indian International School in Jodhpur, and two schools in Chhattisgarh — DronacharyaPublic School and Vicon School in Raipur. In Jammu and Kashmir, Kartar Public School in Kathua has been disaffiliated.  In Maharashtra, two schools — Rahul International School in Thane and Pioneer Public School in Pune, San RNS Academy in Dispur, Assam, and SardarPatel Public School in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh have been disaffiliated.