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  Management and Monitoring

Management
In every state of our country there are age-old systems for administration of elementary education. Over the years, SSA has superimposedonthesesystemsamanagement structure which has more or less satisfactorily met the needs of the project. In most states the extant administrative system and the one created for implementation of SSA have endured side by side. The RTE Act has created a circumstance in which the existing two-dimensional system must be reviewed and, while causing no detriment to the ongoing SSA project, within the shortest possible time, a system should be created which would adequately respond to the demands of the new law. Staffing and strengthening of Management Structures at the national, state, district, block and cluster levels would be a prerequisite in timely and efficient implementation of the programme.The project managemenstructure andrequirement of manpower, delegation and capacity building would have to be reviewed in light of the larger fund availability and considerable expansion of the activities of SSA in view of the RTE Act.
Harmonization of the Departmental and SSA Structures at the National Level
The SSA is governed at the Centre by a General Body chaired by the Prime Minister, an Executive Committee and a Project Approval Board. In the states, it is implemented through separately registered societies with staff deputed from the state government or appointed on contract. A Gover...
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The State Level Structure
The RTE Act has tasks that are not necessarily confined to the MHRD or the state education departments. Direct responsibility to provide schools, infrastructure, trained teachers, curriculum and teaching learning material, and mid day meal undoubtedly lies with the Education Departments of the State Governments, including SCERTs and SSA...
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The District Level Structure
In the new system it is only logical that the District Education Officers (DEOs) should fully combine the functions of DEO as well as District Project Coordinators (DPCs). There would then be no need for the position of Additional DPC. DEO would have, more or less, all the units that are envisaged at the state level...
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Local Authority
Responsibility for implementation of the RTE Act has been vested in “appropriate government” (mainly state governments and UT Administrations) and the local authority. These functions are spelt out in Sections 8 and 9...
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School Management Committee (SMC)
While system level management structures get reformed on the lines indicated above,for effective implementations of various provisions, ensuring that children’s right to education along with various entitlements specified in the RTE Act rests with the School Management Committee and the school heads...
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Monitoring
Following is a broad grouping of monitoring mechanisms and processes anchored at community/village, school, block, district, state and national levels...
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School Supervision by Block and Cluster Functionaries
During the last few decades school supervision has grievously suffered due to insufficiency of staff and administrative neglect. The effort made under SSA, through establishment of BRCs and CRCs, has improved matters marginally, but the overall situation has remained essentially unchanged...
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Monitoring at the District Level
At the district level, SSA will have the following mechanism for monitoring the programme: (i) Independent and regular field visits to monitor performance by Social Science Monitoring Institutes ..
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Monitoring through DISE
The school-based annual information system, called District Information System for Education (DISE),willcontinuetobeimplemented throughout the country. Through this system, data on important aspects of a school, such as physical infrastructure and facilities, availability of teachers, enrolment by social category, age of a...
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Monitoring at the State Level
The following monitoring mechanism is provided at the state level: (i) State Commission for Protection of Child Rights or Right to Education Protection Authority (ii) Periodic meetings of the State Executive Committee of SSA
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Monitoring at the National Level
Monitoring at the national level would include the following aspects of the RTE Act: • Availability of schooling facility both at primary level and upper primary level in all the habitations to ensure physical a n d social acces in the neighbourhood...
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Quality Monitoring Tools
A set of quality monitoring tools have been developed in collaboration with NCERT to provide half yearly and annual information on several quality related indices of RTE-SSA covering the following...
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Funding for Research, Evaluation, Monitoring and Supervision (REMS)
A total provision of up to 2000 per school per year has been made for research, evaluation, monitoring and supervision(REMS). Out of this amount, 500 per school will be available at the National level. 50 per school will be ...
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