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1 Mar 2014

GO41-The Andhra Pradesh Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2010 - Amendment - Orders - Issued



GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
ABSTRACT

School  Education  -  The  Andhra  Pradesh  Right  of  Children  to  Free  and Compulsory Education Rules, 2010 - Amendment - Orders - Issued.

SCHOOL EDUCATION (PE-SSA) DEPARTMENT

G.O. Ms.No. 41                                                               Dated: 19.06.2013
Read the following:-

1.  The Andhra Pradesh Right of  Children to Free and
     
Compulsory Education Rules,  2010 issued vide G.O.
Ms.    No.     20    School    Education      (PE-Progs.I)
Department, dated 03.03.2011 and notified in Gazette
No. 10 dated 05.03.2011
2.  G.O.  Ms.  No.    130  School  Education   (PE-Progs.I)
Department, dated 09.09.2011 notified in Gazette No.
42 dated 09.09.2011.
3.  From  the  State  Project  Director,  RVM(SSA),  A.P.,
      Hyderabad,  Lr.  Rc.  No.  103/RTECELL/10/12,  dated
30.11.2012 & 01.03.2013


O R D E R:-
The  Andhra  Pradesh  Right  of  Children  to  Free  and  Compulsory
Education Rules, 2010 under the provisions of the Right of Children to Free
and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (Act No. 35 of 2009) were        notified   in
the  supplement  to  part-I  Extraordinary  of  A.P.  Gazette  No.      10  dated
05.03.2011.

2.        The amendment to the said Right of children for Free and Compulsory
Rules 2010 was notified in Extraordinary of Andhra Pradesh Gazette No. 42
dated 14.09.2011.

3.        In the letter 3rd read above, the State Project Director, RVM(SSA), A.P.,
Hyderabad,  has  submitted  proposals  for  substitution /  addition  of  certain
provisions  to  Andhra  Pradesh  Right  of  Children  to  Free  and  Compulsory Education Rules, 2010.
4.        Government  after  careful  examination  of  the  proposal  of  the  State
Project Director, RVM(SSA), A.P., Hyderabad, have decided to amend the
Andhra Pradesh Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules,
2010 issued vide G.O. Ms. No. 20 School Education (PE-Progs.I) Department,
dated 03.03.2011  and  G.O.  Ms.  No. 130  School  Education  (PE-Progs.I)
Department, dated 09.09.2011 suitably.
5.        The Commissioner & Director of School Education, A.P., Hyderabad
and  the  State  Project  Director,  RVM(SSA),  A.P.,  Hyderabad  shall  take
necessary action in the matter.

6.        The following notification will be published in an Extra Ordinary issue of
the Andhra Pradesh Gazette dated 24.06.2013.

N O T I F I C A T I O N

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 38 of
the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (Act No. 35
of 2009),  the Government of  Andhra Pradesh hereby makes the following
amendments to the Andhra Pradesh Right of Children to Free and Compulsory
Education  Rules,  2010 issued  in  G.O.  Ms.  No.  20  School Education  (PE-
Progs.I) Department, dated 03.03.2011, as subsequently amended from time
to time.
AMENDMENTS
In the said Rules:-
1.         for rule 1, the following shall be substituted, namely:-

Short title: These Rules may be called  “The Andhra Pradesh Right  of  Children  to  Free  and  Compulsory Education  Rules, 2010’ or ‘APRTE Rules, 2010’.

2.          In sub rule (1) of rule 3 -:
(i) for clause (12), the following shall be substituted, namely :-

“(12).   ‘Elementary  School’  means  a  school  that  imparts
education between first and eighth class either exclusively or in
addition  to  education  in  other  classes,  and  includes  a  High School or any other school by whatever name, in so far as the elementary education imparted by it.”
(ii)   for clause (13), the following shall be substituted, namely :-

“(13).‘Free Education’ means and includes providing elementary education to all children with no direct or indirect costs like fees / capitation fees, etc.”
(iii) for clause (15), the following shall be substituted, namely:-
“(15). ‘Local  Authority’  means  as  defined  in  the  Act,  and
includes Mandal Praja Parishads and Gram Panchayats, as the
case may be in their respective jurisdictions.”
(iv) for clause (20), the following shall be substituted, namely:-
“(20). ‘Primary school’ means a school or part of a school that imparts education between class I and V and  ‘Upper primary school’  means  a  school  or  part  of  a  school  that  imparts education between class VI and VIII.

3.        In sub rule (1) of rule 5 :-
(i)  For clause (a), the following shall be substituted, namely:-
“(a). In respect of children in classes I-V, a school shall be established within a walking distance of one kilometer of the neighbourhood taking into consideration the population of at least 20  school-going  children  in  the  locality,  to  make  the school viable and ensure quality.”
(ii)   for clause (b), the following shall be substituted, namely:-
“(b). In respect of children in classes VI-VIII, a school shall be established within a walking distance of three kilometer of the neighbourhood taking into consideration the population of the school-going children in the locality, to make the school viable and ensure quality.”

4.         In rule 19 -:
(i)        For sub rule (1), the following shall be substituted, namely:
“(1)  (a) The School Management Committee  (SMC) shall be
constituted  in  every  school,  other  than  an  unaided  school,
within its jurisdiction, within six months of the commencement
of the Act;
(b) The school having both primary and upper primary classes shall have one SMC for the entire school;
(c) In case of schools having classes for both elementary and secondary    education,    separate    School    Management Committee  shall  be  constituted  for  the  elementary  section, which may be styled as  ‘upper primary School Management Committee’ of the corresponding school;
(d) The School Management Committee once constituted shall exist perpetually until its abolition or merger, to be authorized by the Mandal Education Officer in case of Primary Schools and the DEO in case of other schools. However members will retire  as  per  their  terms.  The  resultant  cyclical  and  casual vacancies shall be filled within reasonable time as prescribed by the Implementation Authority.”

(ii)    in sub rule (2):-
(a), for clause (a), the following shall be substituted, namely:-
“(a). The composition of the Committee will be as follows: Elected members:
(1)  Three  parents/guardians  elected  by  parents/guardians  of children  in  each  class,  of  whom  at  least  one  person  is parent/guardian  of  a  child  from  the  disadvantaged  group  and another person is a parent/guardian of a child belonging to weaker sections, and two are women.

Provided that, in case, the number of children in a class is less
than 6, the same shall be combined with the next lower or higher
class, such that the number of electors in the combined class is 6
or more.
(2) The term of an elected member will be for two years, or the date of leaving-from-the-school of the member’s child/ward, which ever is earlier.
(3)  New  parent/guardian  members  from  entry  class  will  be inducted into the SMC to replace those parent members who will move out of the SMC when their children leave school.”
(b)   for clause (b), the following shall be substituted, namely:“(b). Ex-officio members:
(1)  The Head Teacher  or  the in charge Head Teacher of  the school shall be the Member Convenor;
(2) Additional Teacher Member nominated by the MEO preferably from the gender opposite to that of the Head Teacher;
(3) The concerned Corporator / Councillor / Ward Member, as the case may be;
(4) The Anganwadi Worker(s) serving the neighbourhood area of the school;
(5) The Multipurpose Health Worker - Female (ANM) serving the neighbourhood area of the school;
(6)  The  President  of  Mahila  Samakhya  of  the  concerned village/ward.”

(c). for clause (c), the following shall be substituted, namely:
       “(c). Coopted members:
(e)        Two school supporters from among persons who is an
eminent  educationist,  a  philanthropist,  office  bearer  of  a
voluntary   rganization, an alumni or such other supporter of the school; coopted by the elected members of the SMC.
(2) The term of coopeted members shall be two years from the date of first meeting following the date of cooption.”
(d)      After clause (c), the following shall be added, namely:-
“(d). Local-Authority-Chairperson: The concerned Sarpanch / Municipal Chairperson / Mayor may attend any meeting of SMC in their respective areas, at his/ her discretion.”
(iii)            for sub rule (3), the following shall be substituted, namely:
“3. The School Management Committee shall elect the Chairperson
        
and  the  Vice  Chairperson  from  among  its  elected  members.
        
Provided that at least one of them should be a parent/guardian
         of a child from the disadvantaged group or the weaker sections.
        
Provided further that at least one of them should be a woman.”

(iv)            for sub rule (4), the following shall be substituted, namely:-
“4     (a)  The Head Master of  the school shall organize an annual
general  body meeting  of  parents/guardians  within  one  month after the normal period of admission.
(b)All teachers working in the school and members of the SMC should  be  present  at  the  annual  general  body  meeting  of parents/guardians.

(c)The  Head  Teacher  shall  present  a  report  on  the  learning activities of the school in the previous academic year and the plan for the current academic year.

(d)  The  Chairman  SMC  shall  summarize  school  development activities and management issues.
(e) Electors of respective classes shall elect new parent/guardian members of SMC from entry class and also to fill in any casual vacancy.
(f) Both parents of a child may participate in the deliberations of the annual general body. However, only one of the parents shall be eligible to vote for election of parent/guardian representative to the SMC.

(g) Parents/guardians having children in different classes shall
be eligible to participate in the election process of each class.

(h)The Head Teacher shall conduct the election.
(i) At least 50% of the parents/guardians should be present for conducting the elections.

(j) Elections shall ordinarily be by show of hands or voice vote. In extraordinary situations of unresolved contention, secret ballot procedure may be adopted.”

(v) for sub rule (5), the following shall be substituted, namely:-
“(5). (a) The School Management Committee shall meet at least once
          in two months during the academic year. The first meeting will be
         
around the beginning of the academic year. The last meeting,
         
towards end of the academic year, shall review the academic
         
progress and activities of the year.
(b) As and when any elected member of the SMC requests to convene a meeting with a specific agenda, the Head Teacher shall,  with  the  approval  of  the  Chairperson,  either  convene  a special meeting or schedule the agenda for discussion in the next scheduled meeting.

(c)   School   Management   Committee   may   constitute   sub committees, like MDM, academic review, grants and expenditure and   conduct   social   audit   for   effective   monitoring   and implementation of RTE.

(d)  Minutes  and  decisions  of  the  SMC  and  its  Subcommittee meetings shall be recorded and made available or read over to all members.”
(vi)    for sub rule (6), the following shall be substituted, namely:
“(6).  The  School  Management  Committee  shall,  in  addition  to  the
         functions  specified  in  section 21(2)  of  the  Act,  perform  the
following functions:

(a) Periodically review the outcomes of curriculum delivery in
the school and arrange to demonstrate learning outcomes of
the children in the areas of reading, writing, simple arithmetic
and  comprehension,  by picking  the  children  at  random  from
each class and shall also pay attention to student absenteeism
and teacher absenteeism and take steps to remedy;


(b)  Ensure  the enrolment  and continued attendance  of  all  the children from the neighborhood in the school;

(c) Arrange to maintain a detailed    list of all children including disabled, children of migrant families living in the neighborhood who are in the age group of 6-14 years and shall take effective steps to enroll the out of school children and recommend for the implementation of age appropriate class enrolment;
(d) Review & monitor attendance & availability of teaching & other staff of the school.
(e) Monitor the implementation of the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) in the school;
(f) Prepare an annual account of receipts and expenditure of the school.”
(vii)   for sub rule (7), the following shall be substituted, namely:
“(7). Any money received shall be credited to the bank account of
      the School Management committee. The account shall be the
      joint  account  of  the  chairperson  and  the  convener  of  the
     
committee.  The  account  will  be  made  available  for  audit
     
whenever  required.  At  the  end  of  each  year,  utilization
     
certificate  shall  be  submitted  to  the  authority  releasing  the
     
grants.”
(viii)    for sub rule (8), the following shall be substituted, namely:
“(8). The Accounts of the School Management Committee shall be audited by the agency or team appointed for the purpose by the Implementation Authority or its delegatee for purposes of accounts and audit.”

(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
RAJESHWAR TIWARI
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT (PE) (FAC)

To
The Commissioner, Printing & Stationary, Chanchalguda, Hyderabad
(with  a  request to  publish  the G.O. in  the A.P.  Gazette  (Extraordinary)  dated
24.06.2013  and  supply  1000  copies  to  the  Government  in  School  Education Department.)
The Commissioner & Director of School Education, A.P., Hyderabad The State Project Director, RVM(SSA), A.P., Hyderabad
The Director, State Council of Education Research & Training (SCERT), A.P.,
    
Hyderabad.






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Copy to:
The Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of School
      
Education & Literacy, Government of India, New Delhi.
P.S. to Special Secretary to Chief Minister
P.S. to Minister (PE&SSA)
P.S. to Minister (Secondary Education)
P.S. to Chief Secretary to Government.
P.S. to Prl. Secretary to Government, Primary Education, A.P. Secretariat.
P.S. to Prl. Secretary to Government, Secondary Education, A.P., Secretariat. General Administration (Cabinet) Department
Law (A) Department
Finance Department
All remaining HODs under the control of School Education Department
The Publicity Cell, Information & Public Relations Department, A.P. Secretariat. SC/SC


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