Women to get 50% representation on UP school committees


LUCKNOW: Women will now have 50% representation on management committees of Uttar Pradesh schools in government and in primary and upper primary supported schools.

Guidelines in this regard have been issued to all District Magistrates in the State.

Principal Secretary (Basic Education) Deepak Kumar said: “There will be 15 members in the school management committee, of which 11 members will be the parents or guardians of the children studying, but 50% of the committee members will be women. .”

The terms of existing school management committees (SMCs) will end on November 30 and new ones will replace them.

The four remaining members will include one member from among the local authority’s elected officials to be appointed by the local authority, one member to be taken from among the auxiliary nurses and midwives (ANM) to be appointed by the head of the school; one lekhpal appointed by the district magistrate and one member is the principal of the school or, in case of non-appointment of the principal, the principal in charge, who is ex officio member-secretary of the committee, he said.

Parents or guardians of children belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Weaker Sections will be included as parent members of the school management committee (respective), the order says.

The ordinance also states, “A single school management committee shall be constituted in primary, upper primary and composite schools established in the same premises. The school management committee shall be constituted in all Kasturba Gandhi girls’ schools in the state. “

The official said, “The work of forming new school management committees in schools should be done during the period from November 20 to 30, so that the newly constituted school management committee can become functional from December 1.”

Considering the latest provisions of the National Education-2020 Policy, Nipun Bharat Mission and Financial System, guidelines have been issued for the formation of new School Management Committees in every school except non-schools. helped.

This committee will be reconstituted every two years.

After the completion of the committee’s 23-month term, the process of forming the new school management committee is expected to begin.

Before the end of the 24th month, the new committee should be constituted.

The parent members of the School Management Committee will be chosen by consensus at a public meeting.

In case of dispute, the vote by secret ballot will be carried out in the presence of the head of education of the block.

Representation of each class is mandatory in the selection of the 11 parent members of the school management committee.

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