Duties and functions

Schools, teachers under the supervision of parents and public officials as SMC must operate from today

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): The School Management Committees (CGE) constituted in all the primary schools and colleges of the State will come into force and begin to operate from today.

All members of the SMCs have received training for the effective monitoring and operation of the schools, said Director Rajya Shiksha Kendra (RSK), Dhanraju S.

The final stage of the SMC orientation and training session will take place later today evening. Minister of State for School Education, Inder Singh Parmar, will address the session virtually. He will also have the committee members sworn to perform their duties for the betterment of the schools.

School education department officials informed that SMCs in more than 89,680 primary and secondary schools have been trained after receiving intensive training at different levels.

The trainers will orient the members of the school management committees of their respective schools on their functions, responsibilities and rights. This training is organized on February 26 and 28 in all primary and secondary schools in the state.

The Principal, RSK Dhanraju, said that under the Right to Education Act, there is a provision for the formation of school management committees in government and aided secondary and primary schools for a period of two years. This year, committees have been formed in all public primary and secondary schools in the state for two years (2021-22 and 2022-23).

In these committees of 18 members, the parents of the pupils, the teachers and the Panch/Corporator of the local body are members. At least 50 percent of committee members are women. These committees manage the day-to-day affairs of the schools at the local level.

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Posted: Saturday, February 26, 2022, 2:09 PM IST