10. OPENING OF PRATIBHA VIKAS VIDYALAYAS (Rs.50.00 LACS ) OBJECTIVES OF THE SCHEME It is common knowledge that the bright students of the not too well to do families are put to a disadvantage because they are made to study in association with the mediocre students. This kind of heterogeneous grouping of the students leads to the dampening of the spirits of the bright students. As a result, they get lost in a crowd and competitive spirit is gone.
These bright students can not afford to pay huge sum of money as fees in public schools and these students can surely be an asset to the community and the nation if they are provided with guidance and the avenues within the affordable limits i.e. free education as per the Government school norms. There is need for capacity building in our infrastructure with the following objectives :
a) To identify schools where these students can be catered to as per their mental and academic ability.
b) To draw out a plan to strengthen such schools.
c) To provide staff in these schools who can match the mental thrust of these bright students.
d) To open up avenues for career coaching for preparing these students with vast potential for competitive examinations.
PROGRAMME CONTENTS The target of admission to those schools will be as follows-
IN THE FIRST YEAR
The admission will be allowed to classes VI, IX & XI
IN THE SECOND YEAR
The admission will be allowed to classes VI, VII, IX, X, XI, XII
IN THE THIRD YEAR
The entire school will have all the classes i.e. class VI to XII in the new scheme
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THESE SCHOOLS These schools will be provided with the complete infra-structure and facilities for Computer Education - this will not be a mere literacy programme. In fact in these schools all the facilities will exist for providing Computer Education as an Elective subject and also as viable support for learning other subjects in the curriculum
The complete modern technological hardware will be made available to these schools. This will include OHP, VCR, VCR Projectors, Latest PA systems, Connection of the school Computer System to the INTERNET for the students to be Globally connected.
In addition all the innovative teaching learning process will be encouraged and duly supported.
The school Principal and the members of the academic staff will receive constant updating in the latest developments and experiment in the field of education.
These schools will in fact be better equipped than any of the public schools. Number of these ability schools will be limited to one school in each district. Funds will also be provided for updation of laboratories, libraries, school furniture and other contingent needs in these schools. Provision is also made for expenditure on advertisement for admission. Presently, 15 P.V.V.s are functioning in Delhi in all the educational districts. new PVVs are proposed to be opened during 2005-06 as per requirement.
A) APPROVED OUTLAY FOR 10TH F.Y.P. : Rs.330.00 LACS
B) APPROVED OUTLAY FOR 2005-2006 : Rs.50.00 LACS
C) PHYSICAL TARGETS FOR 2005-2006 : New PVVs as per
11-A. STRENGTHENING OF CORRESPONDENCE COURSES (Rs.10.00 lacs) OBJECTIVE OF THE SCHEME The main objective of the scheme is to cater to the needs of schools drop-outs, housewives, personnel of armed or paramilitary forces who are posted at far flung areas and who have a desire to continue their studies. Persons of these categories are enrolled in classes XI to XII.
NEED AND JUSTIFICATION FOR THE SCHEME Those who cannot afford to join regular schools due to one reason or other and want to learn while earning can join the Correspondence Courses. The Patrachar Vidyalaya is first institute of its kind in NCT of Delhi to impart education at Sec. and Sr.Sec. level through Correspondence courses in all the three streams viz. Humanities, Commerce and Science. The continuance of the Scheme is justified by the number of students benefited by it.
PROGRAMME CONTENTS The Vidyalaya has to organize many programmes so that the students are in a position to study. The study material in the shape of Printed lessons in all the subject is supplied to every student. Contact classes are arranged at ten centers in Delhi for about 25 days. These classes are run on Sundays and Holidays The Students are asked to solve the question in the Assignments at the end of each session. Remedial classes are run for Board Class students(XI and XII Classes) so that they learn how to attempt questions in the Examination.
The above programmes are organised besides regular features like finalization of Admission, submission of Examination Forms to the C.B.S.E., Receipt of Examination Fees, Admit Card and its dispatch to the students, Supply of Study Material, Receipt of Examination Result, Mark Sheet Etc. from C.B.S.E.,s its dispatch to students, Preparation of provisional Certificates and its dispatch to Students and Finally Receipt of Certificates from C.B.S.E. and it Dispatch. Provision is also made for computerisation of records through private agencies and purchase of hard ware/software items for the Branch. Expenditure on any expansion of distance education shall also be met out of this scheme.
A) APPROVED OUTLAY FOR 10TH F.Y.P. : Rs.220.00 LACS
B) APPROVED OUTLAY FOR 2005-2006 : Rs.10.00 LACS
11-B GIA TO STATE OPEN SCHOOL (Rs. 50.00 lakhs) With the recent amendment in constitution, Government has made it compulsory for states to provide elementary education to children in the age group of 6 to 14 years. To achieve this objective, government has launched various programmes including Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan all over the country. It is a fact that formal education alone cannot be adequate in fulfilling state’s commitment to universal education. It has become necessary to mobilize all possible strategies and approaches to educate children in this age group.
Besides formal education, distance education or education through correspondence has been one of the projects to provide alternate education to the students. Delhi Government initiated a programme of education though correspondence in 1968. Under the programme, education is imparted through correspondence to students of class Xth, and XII th. More than 30,000 students take benefit of the said scheme every year.
It has been noted that Patrachar Vidyalaya could not fulfil the objectives of education especially, it does not cater to drop out students from primary schools and those who have not taken a formal education upto Class VIIIth. Patrachar Vidyalaya primarily caters to the need of the students from Classes X th, XI th and XII th. Education below this level is not provided in any form through Patrachar Vidyalaya. Further, it has limitation of time for admission, as students of Patrachar Vidyalaya have to get themselves enrolled from July to December and those who are not able to get themselves registered within this period, remain without school education. Further, Patrachar Vidyalaya finds it difficult to organize practical classes for students studying Science, Home Science and Geography.
In order to overcome these problems and also to broad base the spectrum of distance education, government has decided to set up State Open School in Delhi. This was in response to policy of Government of India, to set up an Open School at the state level in collaboration with National Open School as a Resource Agency, so that the national goal of providing school education to the maximum possible number of children is achieved. It will be an autonomous organisation of Govt. of Delhi. The State Open School will be registered as a Society under the Registration of Societies Act, 1860. The Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Society will spell out the objectives and functions of the Society. The State Open School shall be set up on the same lines as the National Open School, which will act as Resource Agency to operationalise it. Although the National Open School has its headquarter at Delhi, it can only take a limited number of students due to its policy of limiting the number of students to 500 per study center. The remaining students will be able to take advantage of distance education through the State Open School.
The society will have a Governing Council. The Governing Council shall have the responsibility of guiding the Society by providing sound and professional advice. It would also provide a vision and give broad policy directions to the Society. It shall receive and critically examine and deliberate on the Annual Review Report of the Society and it will receive and approve the Annual Budget of the Society. Further, there will be an Executive Board which will have all powers of the Society to manage its affairs and enable it to function smoothly and effectively. It shall however, exercise these powers within the context and would be bounded by the objectives of the Society and advice it receives from the Governing Council. The broad rules and regulations of the State Open School Society would be spelt out in the Memorandum and Articles of the Association of the Society. The existing staff of the School of the Correspondence Courses will have the liberty to opt for employment in the Society and those not found suitable for Society, shall be adjusted in the Directorate of Education.
The society will offer a foundation course to the students in the age upto 14 years that would be equal to class VIII th standard.
No public examination will be conducted for students under going the foundation course. These students will be eligible for taking admission in Secondary classes without the necessity of passing the class VIII th examination through formal education system. The foundation Course would cater to the drop outs of formal primary education. Open School will hold examination twice i.e. in March and November in a year. There will be no age limit for any class.
Under the new system, the students will have the liberty to take examination in phases and can complete the course in a period of five years and he will also have the opportunity to clear all the subjects at Secondary or Sr. Secondary level in nine attempts. It will offer X th pass students an opportunity to appear in class XII th after a gap of one year without qualifying class XI.
Open School will offer an opportunity to those students who have appeared in CBSE but could not qualify in all the subjects to appear in examination in the remaining subjects with open school for certification.
The school will provide certification both at Secondary and Sr. Secondary level.
The State Open School will conduct its own examinations. The Open School will be a certifying body after it has obtained the approval of Competent Authority.
After the conversion of Patrachar Vidalaya into State Open School the students will be benefited in the following manner:
They will be able to register themselves at any time and get themselves examined when they find themselves ready to do so.
They will appear at the examination at their will either in all the subjects or one subject at a time.
Students will have the option of choosing subjects/streams/scheme of studies according to their capabilities
The problem of drop out in Delhi will be minimized.
In general, State Open School will provide enough opportunity to solve problems of drop-outs and non-formal education system and would ease out admission problems of such students in Govt. Schools.
The Open School shall operate through accredited institutions. These institutions will work like field offices of the Open School. The students can get admissions, take study material through these centres. The contact classes will also be held through these accredited institutions. A minimum of 40 classes will be held in these Centres to clear doubts and problems faced by the students, check learning programmes, perform practicals in science and other related subjects, to get tutoring in specific and difficult subject areas, to get assignments corrected by teachers and to discuss study programmes, to complete their assignments with other students in groups. To begin with, there will be 35 Study Centres in Delhi which will impart education through open schools all over Delhi. One Study Centre will not have more than 500 students. The open system of learning will have the flexibility to increase or decrease no. of Study Centres depending upon the no. of students to be enrolled.
The Society will incur expenditure on development and printing of study material, on engaging teachers for contact classes, evaluation of answer sheets, and holding examinations. The Open School will generate income by way of charging admission and examination fee and also by sale of prospectus. Admission fee will include the charges for study material. The Society will eventually be a self-sustaining revenue generating body.
The Government will provide grant-in-aid to the society in four equal installments. The Pattern of Assistance to the society shall be prepared and submitted to Finance Department separately. The Grant-in-aid shall be reduced successively during the 10th Plan itself starting from the year of the opening of the school. At the end of the Plan, the issue of taking grant-in-aid for the school in the 11th Five Year Plan shall be reviewed as it is expected that it should be able to generate enough resources on its own to meet the expenditure.
An annual outlay of Rs.50.00 lakhs has been approved under the Plan Scheme, “GIA to State Open School” during Annual Plan 2005-06 . 12. EDUCATIONAL TOURS FOR STUDENTS (Rs. 70.00 LACS)
OBJECTIVES OF THE SCHEME
This scheme envisages educating students of Govt. schools about Indian Culture and History by sending them to places of historical importance in India as well as for furtherance of educational and cultural pursuits.
NEED AND JUSTIFICATION OF THE SCHEME India has many rich cultural heritage. It has also historical places in almost in every state which provides a lot of knowledge about Indian culture and its history. Under the scheme, funds are provided for educational tours by students and teachers of the schools to visit different historical places in India.
PROGRAMME CONTENTS Under this scheme, bus/train fare is paid to the students including teachers who visit to the places of Historical and cultural importance anywhere in India.
At least 20 students are required for an outdoor tour if journey is performed by train and minimum numbers would be 40 if bus is engaged for tour . One teacher shall accompany with a group of every 20 students and a supervisor will also accompany to oversee the tour.
Actual bus (ordinary state transport) and train fare(IInd class) shall be provided from Delhi to the last station and back. In case of journey by train, bus fare (ordinary) from school to station shall also be paid under the scheme.
In case of private buses engaged for these tours, transport charges shall not exceed the ordinary bus fare by state transport from Delhi/New Delhi to the last destination of tour. A bus shall be hired for a minimum of 40 students. Every Govt. school will undertake at lest one tour locally within Delhi to visit place of historical or educational interest. The concept of one student –one momentum is proposed to be introduced in Govt. schools.
Tea/breakfast/lunch/dinner charges per head shall be paid as per norms decided by Directorate.
A) APPROVED OUTLAY FOR 10TH F.Y.P. : Rs.165.00 LACS
B) APPROVED OUTLAY FOR 2005-2006 : Rs.70.00 LACS
C) PHYSICAL TARGETS FOR 2005-2006 : 10000 students.
SCHOOL EXTENSION PROGRAMME (Rs.175.00 LACS )
A. Science teaching OBJECTIVE OF THE SCHEME: The scheme intends to improve and expand teaching of science at school stage.
NEED AND JUSTIFICATION FOR THE SCHEME Under the new pattern of education, teaching of science has been made compulsory upto secondary level in all the schools in Delhi. Science as elective stream is taught in number of Govt./Govt. Aided schools. Material and equipments are needed in all Govt. schools for scientific tests. Science labs for newly opened/ upgraded/bifurcated schools are required to be equipped.
It is very essential to provide the latest equipments and tools to the teachers as well as students in the field of science education. In service training programme for science teachers and the enrichment camps for students are also necessary.
Adequate labs equipments, materials, gas connections, fitting fixture, science labs, furnitures, etc. in schools are required in newly opened, upgraded, bifurcated schools to meet their needs; hence this scheme was introduced.
PROGRAMME CONTENTS Funds will be provided for the following:
1. All equipments for labs and lab facilities in the newly opened/ upgraded/bifurcated schools.
2. LPG connection in science labs for newly opened / upgraded / bifurcated schools.
3. Training of science teachers and educators at different levels and in service teachers training process.
4. Students enrichment programmes, competitions, contests for talented and weak students.
5. Organization of science exhibitions/seminar at various level.
6. First stage National Talent search examination for students of Delhi.
7. Measurement, Evaluation and Talent Search.
B. SOCIALLY USEFUL PRODUCTIVE WORK (SUPW) & OTHER CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
OBJECTIVE OF THE SCHEME IS :
1. To prepare pupils for practicing and performing manual work individually and collectively.
To acquaint children with the value of work and services going on in the community and develop in them a sense of respect for manual workers.
Work experience programme has two type of activities:
a) Core activities
b) Elective activities.
Core activities include cleaning and maintaining of school plants and other social service oriented activities.
Elective activities include skill development activities which may lead to production of finished goods.
There are in number of activities under SUPW but only a few activities are prominent in Delhi schools indicated below at sec. and sr. sec. level.
Funds ae also provided for organizing any of these activities 1. Van-Mahotsav.
3. Cultural Competition at Zonal, District and State level.
4. National Integration Programme.
5. Programme related with value education.
6. Clean Delhi Campaign programme
7. Supply of material/equipment for agriculture education.
C. EDUCATIONAL & VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE OBJECTIVE OF THE SCHEME: The main objective of the scheme is to provide educational and vocational guidance to the students. It helps the students in selection of course/vocation according to their interest, aptitudes, abilities and personalities traits etc.
NEED AND JUSTIFICATION OF THE SCHEME:
In today's competitive time, there is a stiff competition in every walk of life and guidance is a must to help the students in selecting various courses and occupational jobs according to ones abilities and qualifications and aptitude etc. As such educational and vocational guidance is very important to the student community.
PROGRAMME CONTENTS: The activities under the scheme shall include:
1. Helping students in selection of subjects/training courses/ occupations according to their interests, abilities and aptitudes.
2. Preparation of audio-visual material/aids for holding exhibitions.
3. Collection, compilation of Educational & Vocational information material.
4. Provides career information and guidance.
D POPULATION EDUCATION AND GENDER SENSITISATION OBJECTIVES: i) To develop awareness and positive attitude towards population and development issues, among students and teachers,
ii) To create awareness about adolescent reproductive health among students, teachers and parents and developing healthy attitude towards sex and members of the opposite sex.
iii) To create AIDS awareness.
To create gender sensitization.
An effective Population education programme in the formal school system would produce a generation of adults capable of making informal and responsible decisions regarding population and development issues. The Govt. of India is strongly committed to population stabilization. Population education is viewed as an integral part of strategy to operationalise, a holistic approach to population and development.
PROGRAMME CONTENTS: 1. MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT a) Preparation of guidelines for teachers in - text books
b) Preparation of population and Development Education mannual for teachers
c) Preparation of visual charts in Population & Development Education
d) Publication of News letter, Bulletin on Population Education.
e) Dovetailing population education in in-service training programmes of SCERT, NDMC,MCD.
f) Development of basic material on Adolescence Education.
g) Development of material for Non-formal sector of Education.
a) Drawing & Painting competitions for classes I to XII
b) Essay Writing Competitions, debate, exhibitions
An amount of Rs.175.00 lacs is approved for extension programme in Annual Plan 2005-2006.
14. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS (Rs.650.00 lacs) The main objective of the scheme is to provide diversification of educational opportunities so as to enhance individual employability, to reduce the mismatch between demand and supply of skilled manpower and to provide an alternative for those pursuing higher education without any particular interest. The national policy on education, inter-alia, emphasizes on "introduction of systematic, well planned and regirously implemented programme of vocational education.
Vocational Education will be distinct stream intended to prepare students for identified occupations spanning several areas of activities. These courses will be provided in general education institutions after the secondary stage with flexible duration ranging from 1 to 3 years. The selection of institution and types of vocational courses would be expected to conform the nationally recommended pattern. During 10th five year plan the target of diversifying 30% students at +2 stage towards the vocational education programme is proposed to be achieved. Steps will be taken to see that the substantial majority of the product of the vocational courses are absorbed by wage/self employment. The objective of the scheme are as under :
OBJECTIVE OF THE SCHEME:
1. To link Education with productivity.
2. To make students more employment-worthy and capable of seek-ing self-employment/wage employment.
3. To provide students with essential background of technical knowledge and to imbibe skill in the students.
4. To attract a sizable segment of the student population to various vocational courses so as to reduce rush for higher general education.
To meet the middle level manager needs for the growing industries.
NEED AND JUSTIFICATION FOR THE SCHEME:
Secondary and Sr. Secondary education are important terminal stage in the system of general education because it is at these points the youth exercise their options to enter the world of employment to go for technical training or pursue higher education, Educationists and experts have constantly recommended that education at these stages should be given vocational bias to link it with the world of work.
1. To equip the Vocational Institutions with necessary equipment, raw material for smooth and effective running of the vocational course in the school.
2. To develop School Industry linkages with calibrating institution for training in the use of relevant machinery and equipment.
3. To expand vocational educational programme in all the sr. secondary schools during 10th Five Year Plan so that the target of diversifying 30% students population at +2 stage may be achieved. However, no technical course run by ITI shall be introduced in vocational stream.
4. To provide regular/part-time teacher to teach various vocational courses in the schools.
5. To organize field visits to relevant industries/establishments in an outside Delhi.
6. To provide incentive to the students undergoing various vocational courses in terms of granting free-ship and scholarship.
To modify programme after considering recommendations of evaluaton study.
The vocationalization of Education programme started in the year 1977-78, has undergone gradual expansion. Presently, 23 vocational courses based on Engg., Home Science, Commerce, Health & Para Medical and other misc. courses are being taught at +2 stage. The details of courses are given under:
1. Electronic Technology.
2. Electrical Technology.
3. Structure and Febrication Technology.
4. Automobile Technology.
5. Airconditioning and Refrigeration.
6. I.T. Application.
7. Auditing and Accountancy.
8. Stenography (Hindi & English)
9. Office Secretarial Practice.
11. Marketing and Salesmanship
12. Life Insurance
13. Railway Commercial Course.
14. Food Service and Management
15. Fashion Design and clothing construction.
16. Textile Design-Dyeing and Printing.
17. X-ray Technology
18. Medical Lab. Technician.
19. Health Care & Beauty Culture.
21. Tourism and Travel Technique.
22. Library and Information Science.
The Expenditure Funds shall be used on following items:
1. Salary of teachers.
2. Purchase of equipment, raw material and library books etc. for newly started schools.
3. State share of centrally sponsored scheme.
4. Publicity and Advertisement.
5. Field visit of students to industries @ Rs.100 per student.
6. Exhibition of various activities of vocational education.
Keeping in view, the number of students, streams/courses, posts shall be created during 2003-04 as per norms or on assessment of work load by A.R. Deptt.
Presently, vocational education programme is running in 217 schools. During 2004-05, this programme would be continued in these schools. Besides formal vocation, 'Non-Formal Vocational Education' Programme is also run by Dte. of Education.
The main objective of the programme is to cater to the educational needs of the unemployed, drop-outs and neo-literates who cannot regularly attend the institution by utilising the staff and material being used for the implementation of formal vocational education programme in schools.
The non-formal vocational education centers will be under overall charge of the Principal of the school where these centres are proposed to be set up. The principal will be assisted by a regular teacher of the school who will maintain account of raw material and also the upkeep of the equipment and also day to day work of centre. The teaching of these courses will be managed through part time experts / teacher who will be engaged from the relevant vocational areas.
One attendant (to be engaged on part time basis) will be provided to assist the Principal for smooth working at the centres. The remuneration at the rate of Rs.600/- per month and Rs.400/- per month may be paid to the principal and the regular teachers respectively for running the non formal vocational education center. Two part time teachers will be engaged at each center to impart instructional/practical training to the trainees at these centers. The rates of honorarium payable to the part time teachers/experts will be the same as in force in the formal system of vocational education at +2 stage.
This programme shall be implemented through 20 centres/schools with Formal Vocational Education.
A) Approved Outlay for 10th FYP Rs.5455.00 LACS
B) Approved Outlay for 2005-2006 Rs.650.00 LACS
C) Physical Targets for 2005-2006 To continue in the existing schools.
15. INTRODUCTION OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AT + 2STAGE / COmputer EDUCATION PROGRAMME (Rs.3800.00 lacs )
In order to face the changing world with modern I.T. system, Govt. has decided to introduce Computerization in the schools in a phased manner.
OBJECTIVES: 1. To acquire basic knowledge and learn functional aspects of Computer Science.
To understand the role of computer as science and art in the modern world.
To learn problem solving techniques and develop skills for programming.
NEED AND JUSTIFICATION FOR THE SCHEME
The new industry is expected to be the great employment generation industry of the new millennium, with requirement of professionals to take up tasks like the design and development of software programme, office applications/data entry and processing and maintenance of hardware The need for I.T. literacy will be crucial in all sections, since computers have become a crucial office management tool. In order to take advantage of the growing market, it is essential that students at the school level are equipped to handle the realities of the industry.
In accordance with the provision of I.T. policy of Govt. of Delhi and with a view to supplement the effort of spreading Computer Literacy in schools, it is proposed to expand the project in Govt./Govt.Aided schools. The project is outsourced by engaging private agencies.
Computer Science as an elective subject at the +2 level was initially introduced in 115 schools in the year 2000-01. It has now been introduced in 268 Govt. and Govt. Aided Senior Secondary schools. In the selection of schools, priority is given to Sarvodaya schools, and those schools where the science stream at the +2 level has a sizeable number of students. It will also be ensured that at least 30 percent of the schools covered in the first year will be girls schools.
This scheme on Computer Education Project shall have the following contents:
Computer Science & Informatics Practices as elective subjects will be taught at +2 level as per curriculum prescribed by the CBSE. Computer Science subject will be generally offered to the science stream students and Informatics Practices subjects shall be offered to the students of Art and Commerce stream. However, there is no bar from CBSE if any student from the science stream opt for Informatics Practices.
Functional Computer Literacy shall be imparted to students from classes VI to X in lieu of SUPW subject. This will not be a certificate course.
4 teachers and one non-teaching official of each school will be given special training in small batches for Computer Literacy.
This will enable the teachers to familiarize themselves with the challenges dynamic information dissemination through computer literacy and smoothen the way towards the computed-aided teach. The successful Contract has been awarded for a period of approximately four years and shall be responsible for supply and installation of hardware in accordance with the specifications laid down in the tender document, installation of software as per the specifications of the tender document, maintenance of hardware, electrical fittings and other equipments in the Computer Lab.
The contractor will provide Computer, software, consumable and faculty as per norms decided by Directorate. The agency implementing the scheme will provide Internet connectivity in the Computer Lab. and also provide text-books to the students from classes VI to X and also provide consumables and stationery for the students, the assessment of the performance of the implementing agencies will be done annually on the basis of the report of the Principal and the results in the CBSE examination.
Presently, computer education at +2 stage is provided in 436 schools. During 2005-06, all Govt. schools will be covered.
An outlay of Rs.16515.00 has been approved for 10th F.Y.P. An outlay of Rs.3800.00 lacs is approved for Annual Plan 2005-2006.
16. STATE AWARDS TO TEACHERS (Rs.20.00 lacs )
Objective of the programme is to improve the quality of education. The services of meritorious teachers are recognised by awarding them a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- each and certificate of merit.
60 teachers are given state awards every year for their meritorius services under this scheme. The performance of teachers is assessed by a Committee constituted for the purpose. Result of the teachers and his role in extra curricular activities viz.a.viz. maintenance of discipline is taken into consideration while selecting the teachers for the Award. A cash prize of Rs.10,000/- each with one silver medal and a certificate of merit is given to teachers selected for the award.
A) AN APPROVED OUTLAY FOR 10TH F.Y.P. : Rs.110.00 LACS
B) APPROVED OUTLAY FOR 2005-2006 : Rs.20.00 LACS
C) PHYSICAL TARGETS FOR 2005-2006 : 60 Teachers.
17.G.I.A TO STATE COUNCIL OF EDUCATION RESEARCH & TRAINING
(Rs.300.00 lakh) In the pursuance of the recommendations of the NPE 1986 and its programme of action , the State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT), Delhi was established as an autonomous organization on May 27, 1988 with the aim to provide academic support to improve the quality of school education in Delhi. The memorandum of SCERT captures the charter of its activities towards fulfilling its role. The objective can be summarised as under:
1 To function as academic advisor to the Govt. of Delhi in formulation of education curriculum especially in the areas of school and teacher education.
2 To undertake research and innovations in school education for improving educational system and practice.
3 To provide pre-service training to teachers upto elementary level of school education.
To develop the curriculum and textbooks aiming at an all round development of the child upto elementary level.
To develop a scientific process of evaluation of the pupil and of schools.
6 To establish linkages with NCERT, various state and National level departments and educational institutions.
7 To develop, publish and disseminate instructional and supplementary materials for teachers and students at all levels of school education and for programme of adult and non formal education.
8 To evolve and promote strategies for the use of educational technology and distance education mode for improved teaching learning process in the classroom and providing recurrent training to teachers.
9. To provide recurrent in-service training to teaching Teacher Educators, Educational administrations and other educational functionaries for their professional growth at all levels of school education.
Seven District Institutes of Education and Training (DIET's) have been created under the aegis of SCERT with 100% grant from MHRD, Govt. of India with specific focus on elementary education.
NEED AND JUSTIFICATION
Teacher performance is the most crucial input in the field of education. Teachers selection, teaching competence, motivation and condition of work affect directly on teachers performance. At the elementary level, the high dropout rate and poor performance of the students are proving the major hurdle in achieving the target of DEE. The focus of the challenges is hence shifting from more enrollment to a combination of enrollment and school quality for increased retention and improved performance.
The SCERT have undertaken various activities and programme towards the fulfillment of the assigned objective and functions. The important achievement during the 9th five year plan 1997-2002 includes strengthening of the existing DIETs at Rajinder Nagar, Keshavpuram, Moti Bagh and Bhola Nath Nagar and Darya Ganj with establishment of two new DIETs at Ghuman Hera and Rohini, training of teachers and educational functionaries, providing techno-academic support for the implementation of education to all, development of instructional materials and undertaking research in areas of concerns for school education. In addition necessary support has been provided to various committees.
Revised pattern of assistance to SCERT is under active consideration of Planning/Finance department. If it is approved, entire grant would be provided from plan funds on net deficit basis considering the receipts of SCERT. No grant under non-plan would be released.
The following programmes will be undertaken by SCERT:
Teachers Reference Library at Saraswati Vihar.
Development and Distribution of Teachers Learning Material.
Conducting Summer Vacation Camps in Govt. Schools.
Introduction of School Improvement Programme.
Conduction of Data Base Survey.
ETE and NIT Exam. Expenses.
Acquisition of Land for SCERT and DIETs and Renovation, addition.
An outlay of Rs.745.00 lakh has been approved for 10th Five Year Plan and Rs.300.00 lacs is approved for the Annual Plan 2005-2006 to implement the programs / activities of SCERT.
18. STRENGTHENING OF DIRECTORATE OF EDUCATION (Rs.10.00 lacs)
OBJECTIVE OF THE SCHEME
The main objective of the 'on going scheme' is to strengthen the staff at the Headquarters in view of expansion of educational facilities in NCT of Delhi.
NEED AND JUSTIFICATION OF THE SCHEME
With the increase in number of educational institutions, the work load of the staff has also increased manifold. As such, with the view to cope with the increased work load in different branches of the headquarters, the concerned branches have to be strengthened by creating additional posts. During past many years, the staff in these branch has been the same for one reasons or the other.
LITIGATION & ACT BRANCH
A large number of court cases are pending in different courts including CAT, High Court, Supreme Court and other lower civil courts in which Director of Education has been impleaded as Respondent. Presently there are about more than one thousand court cases in different courts and about 40 contempt petitions are also pending in the different court cases. In many cases Director of Education has been personally directed to appear in High Court.