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PIB report on promotion of education for girls

Following is from http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=33296.

A statement showing enrolment of Boys and Girls during 2004-05 at Primary, Upper Primary and Secondary Schools level as per Selected Educational Statistics 2004-05 is given in Annexure-I.

The Government of India has launched two focused interventions – National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Education (NPEGEL) to reach out to never enrolled/dropout girls, working girls, older girls who have not completed elementary education and Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) for girls from marginalized social groups.

Under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, free textbooks are provided to all girls and SC & ST children. In addition, depending on local requirements, State Governments have innovation funds under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and the National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level (NPEGEL) for providing uniforms to girls where necessary. Details of assistance provided to States during each of the last three years under NPEGEL and KGBV are given at Annexure-II.

Annexure-I

Annexure-I referred in reply to part (a) of Lok Sabha Unstarred Qeustion No.1559 to be answered on 27.11.2007 asked by Shri Ravi Prakash Verma. regarding Promotion for Education for Girls.

See http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=33296.

Annexure-II referred in reply to part(c) of Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No.1559 to be answered on 27.11.2007 asked by Shri Ravi Prakash Verma regarding Promotion of Education for Girls

No. of KGBVs sanctioned and funds released by Government of India under Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya scheme

See http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=33296.

 

1 comment November 27th, 2007

PIB report on Kasturaba Gandhi Balika Vidayalayas

The following is from http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=33292.

The Government of India has sanctioned 2180 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas  in the country till March, 2007. A list of the KGBVs sanctioned, operational and girls enrolled in them is annexed.

            A National Evaluation of the KGBV scheme was conducted through independent experts on girls education in February, 2007 covering 12 States who have found the overall working of the scheme satisfactory. The Report of the National Evaluation is available on website www.ssa.nic.in .

1.

Annexure

Statement showing the number of KGBVs sanctioned, operational and girls enrolled in them State and Union Territory wise as on 31st October, 2007

Sl. No.

State

Total No. of KGBV’s sanctioned

No. of KGBV’s Operational

Total no. Of Girls enrolled

1

Andhra Pradesh

342

134

17960

2

Arunachal Pradesh

25

25

1250

3

Assam

15

15

733

4

Bihar

350

173

9435

5

Chattisgarh

84

84

5422

6

D&N Haveli

1

0

0

7

Gujarat

52

51

2669

8

Haryana

9

6

324

9

Himachal Pradesh

10

9

346

10

Jammu & Kashmir

51

13

781

11

Jharkhand

187

187

16885

12

Karnataka

61

61

5446

13

Madhya Pradesh

185

185

9245

14

Maharashtra

36

16

1414

15

Manipur

1

1

30

16

Meghalaya

1

1

60

17

Mizoram

1

1

80

18

Orissa

114

114

9542

19

Punjab

2

2

50

20

Rajasthan

186

186

11337

21

Tamil Nadu

53

53

2220

22

Tripura

7

7

140

23

Uttar Pradesh

323

172

11730

24

Uttarakhand

25

22

1079

25

West Bengal

59

46

1608

 

Grand Total:

2180

1564

109786

This information was given by Shri M.M.A Fatmi, Minister of Human Resources Development in the Lok Sabha today in a written reply to a question by Shri Tukaram Ganpatrao Renge Patil and Shri Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy.

Add comment November 27th, 2007

Kasturaba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas scheme

The Kasturaba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya scheme is aimed at girls belonging primarily to SC, ST, OBC and minorities in difficult areas. The guidelines for their implementation as given in their web site is as follows:

1.         Background

1.1       The Government of India has approved a new scheme called Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) for setting up upto 750 residential schools with boarding facilities at elementary level for girls belonging predominantly to the SC, ST, OBC and minorities in difficult areas.  The scheme will be coordinated with the existing schemes of Department of Elementary Education & Literacy viz. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level (NPEGEL) and Mahila Samakhya (MS).

 

2.                  Scope/ Coverage of the scheme

2.1       The scheme would be applicable only in those identified Educationally Backward Blocks (EBBs) where, as per census data of 2001, the rural female literacy is below the national average and gender gap in literacy is more than the national average. Among these blocks, schools may be set up in areas with:

 

¨       concentration of tribal population, with low female literacy and/or a large number of girls out of school;

¨       concentration of SC, OBC and minority populations, with low female literacy and/or a large number of girls out of school;

¨       areas with low female literacy;  or

¨       areas with a large number of small, scattered habitations that do not qualify for a school

 

The criteria for eligible EBB will be the same as in the NPEGEL scheme of SSA.

 

3.         Objective

3.1       Gender disparities still persist in rural areas and among disadvantaged communities. Looking at enrolment trends, there remain significant gaps in the enrolment of girls at the elementary level as compared to boys, especially at the upper primary levels.  The objective of KGBV is to ensure access and quality education to the girls of disadvantaged groups of society by setting up residential schools with boarding facilities at elementary level.

 

4.         Strategies

4.1       Between 500 to 750 residential schools will be opened in a phased manner over the Xth Plan period at an estimated cost of Rs. 19.05 lakh as recurring cost and Rs. 26.25 lakh as non-recurring cost, per school.  Initially, the proposed schools  shall be opened in rented or other available Government buildings after deciding the location.

 

4.2       Such residential schools will be set up only in those backward blocks that do not have residential schools for elementary education of girls under any other scheme of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs. This shall be ensured by the district level authority of SSA at the time of actual district level planning of KGBV initiatives by co-ordinating with the other Departments/Ministries.  A list of educational complex being run by Ministry of Tribal Affairs is enclosed for facilitating selection of KGBV.

 

 

 

5.                  The components of the scheme will be as follows:

 

(i)                  Setting up of residential schools where there are a minimum of 50 girls predominantly from the SC, ST and minority communities available to study in the school at the elementary level.  The number can be more than 50 depending on the number of eligible girls.  Three possible models for such school have been identified and given at Annex.I(a) to I(c).

(ii)                To provide necessary infrastructure for these schools

(iii)               To prepare and procure  necessary teaching learning material and aids for the schools

(iv)              To put in place appropriate systems to provide necessary academic support and for evaluation and monitoring

(v)                To motivate and prepare the girls and their families to send them to residential school

(vi)              At the primary level the emphasis will be on the slightly older girls who are out of school and were unable to complete primary schools (10+). However, in  difficult  areas  (migratory populations, scattered habitations that do not qualify for primary/ upper primary schools)  younger girls can also be targeted

(vii)             At the upper primary level, emphasis will be on girls, especially, adolescent girls who are unable to go to regular schools

(viii)           In view of the targeted nature of the scheme, 75% girls from SC, ST, OBC or minority communities would be accorded priority for enrolment in such residential schools and only thereafter,  25% girls from families below poverty line.

(ix)              Established NGOs and other non-profit making bodies will be involved in the running of the schools, wherever possible. These residential schools can also be adopted by the corporate groups.  Separate guidelines are being issued in the matter.

           

6.         Implementation, monitoring and evaluation

 

6.1       The scheme will be implemented by State Governments through the Mahila Samakhya (MS) Society in MS states and through the SSA society in case of other states. Funds will be released as per SSA pattern to the State SSA societies. The monitoring and evaluation at the State and district level will be undertaken by the MS State Resource Centers and  in non-MS states, through the committee created for the National Programme for Education of Girls at the Elementary Level in the SSA society. 

 

6.2       Training for teachers and staff at the residential schools will be coordinated by the District Institutes of Educational Training, Block Resource Centres and the Mahila Samakhya Resource Groups.

 

7.         State Support Group

 

7.1       An Advisory State level coordination committee as approved under the NPEGEL scheme, shall provide direction and support to the programme. This group will consist of nominees from relevant State Government Departments, Government of India, experts in the field of girls education, educationists etc. The selection of an appropriate model of the school and its location would be done by this Committee based on the recommendation of the district committee implementing the NPEGEL and the new proposed scheme.

 

8.         National Support Group

 

8.1       The National Resource Group (NRG) created under the Mahila Samakhya programme at the National level shall provide inputs on conceptual issues and concerns arising in the programme, and advice GOI on policy matters concerning the education of girls. This group will provide the interface with research and training institutions, women’s movement, educationists and non-Governmental  institutions and also bring in other experiences of educating girls.

 

8.2       Since the NRG, consists of a small number of persons and meets only two to three times in a year, smaller sub committees of the NRG created for specific inputs, like gender training of teachers, development of gender based teaching learning material, development of  audio visual programmes etc. will co- opt additional  persons from relevant institutions or experts for the purpose.

 

9.         Methodology

9.1       Based on the number of girls and the type of residential school to be provided, the selection of the model of the school to be selected would be done by a State Level Committee based on the recommendation of the District Committee for the purpose.  The proposal shall be forwarded to the Cell at the National level who shall appraise them with the help of external agencies/consultants, where necessary.  Finally, the Project Approval Board of SSA will approve these plans.

 

10.       Financial Norms under KGBV

10.1     The SSA pattern of financing with a 75:25 ratio of sharing between the Centre and the States during the Tenth Five Year Plan, and 50:50 thereafter, will be adopted for KGBV as well.  Commitments regarding sharing of cost would be taken from the State Governments in writing.

10.2     The provisions for KGBV will be in addition to the provisions already made under SSA and for NPEGEL.  The SSA Society shall ensure convergence of KGBV with NPEGEL and Mahila Samakhya programme. It shall also ensure that funds allocated are appropriately invested and there is no duplication of activities. 

10.3     The Government of India would directly release funds to the SSA State Implementation Society.  The State Government will also release its share to the State Implementation Society.  Funds will be released thereafter to the Mahila Samakhya Society wherever applicable.  In States where MS is not being implemented, the implementation of this scheme will be through the ‘Gender Unit’ of SSA Society and existing mechanism used for implementation of SSA will be followed.

10.4     The State Society should open a separate Savings Bank Account for operating the funds of KGBV.  State Government should also release its matching share to the State SSA Society through a separate budget head.  Separate accounts will have to be maintained at district and sub-district structures, accordingly.

 

 



Annex I(a)

 

FINANCIAL ESTIMATES- I

(Scenario I: Cost estimates for 100 girls)

NON RECURRING:

Rs in lakhs

SN

ITEM OF EXPENDITURE

AMOUNT PER SCHOOL*

1

Building

20.00

2

Furniture/ Equipment including kitchen equipment

2.50

3

Teaching learning material and equipment including library books

3.00

4

Bedding

0.75

 

TOTAL

26.25

 

RECURRING COSTS PER ANNUM:

Rs in lakhs

SN

ITEM OF EXPENDITURE

AMOUNT PER SCHOOL*

1

Maintenance per girl student per month @ Rs. 750

9.00

2

Stipend for girl student per month @ Rs. 50

0.60

3

Course books, stationery and other Educational material            @ Rs 50/ month

0.60

4

Examination fee

0.01

5

Salaries:    

             1  Warden cum teacher

             4  Full time teachers

             3  Part time teachers

2  Support staff –    (Accountant/Assistant, Peon

Chowkidar and Cook)

6.49     

6

Vocational training/specific skill training

0.40

7

Electricity/ water charges

0.50

8

Medical care/contingencies @ Rs 750/ child

0.75

9

Miscellaneous including maintenance

0.40

10

Preparatory camps

0.15

11

PTAs/ school functions

0.15

 

TOTAL

19.05

 

* Based on calculations for 100 girls.  The number of girls can, however, increase.

 



Annex I(b)

 

FINANCIAL ESTIMATES- II

(Scenario II: Cost estimates for 50 girls)

 

 

NON RECURRING:

Rs in lakhs

SN

ITEM OF EXPENDITURE

AMOUNT PER SCHOOL

1

Building

15.00

2

Furniture/ Equipment including kitchen equipment

2.50

3

Teaching learning material and equipment including library books

3.00

4

Bedding

0.75

 

TOTAL

21.25

 

RECURRING COSTS PER ANNUM:

 

Rs in lakhs

SN

ITEM OF EXPENDITURE

AMOUNT PER SCHOOL*

1

Maintenance per girl student per month @ Rs 750

4.5

2

Stipend for girl student per month @ Rs 50

0.3

3

Course books, stationery and other Educational material @ Rs 50/ month

0.3

4

Examination fee

 

5

Salaries:    

6.49

 

             1  Warden

 

 

             4  Full time teachers

 

 

             3  Part time teachers

 

 

2         Support staff –     

 (Accountant/Assistant, Peon, Chowkidar and Cook)

 

 

 

 

Vocational training/specific skill training

0.3

 

Electricity/ water charges

 

 

Medical care/contingencies @ Rs 750/ child

0.375

 

Miscellaneous including maintenance

0.35

 

Preparatory camps

0.1

 

PTAs/ school functions

0.1

 

TOTAL

12.815

* Based on calculations for 50 girls. The number of girls can, however, increase.

Annex I(c)

 

FINANCIAL ESTIMATES- III

(Scenario III: In an existing Girls upper primary school)

NON RECURRING:

Rs in lakhs

SN

ITEM OF EXPENDITURE

AMOUNT PER SCHOOL*

1

Building

15.00

2

Furniture/ Equipment including kitchen equipment

2.50

3

Teaching learning material and equipment including library books

3.00

4

Bedding

0.75

 

TOTAL

21.25

 

RECURRING COSTS PER ANNUM:

 

Rs in lakhs

SN

ITEM OF EXPENDITURE

AMOUNT PER SCHOOL*

1

Maintenance per girl student per month @ Rs 750

4.5

2

Stipend for girl student per month @ Rs 50

0.3

3

Course books, stationery and other Educational material @ Rs 50/ month

0.3

4

Examination fee

 .01

5

Salaries:    

3.6

 

             1  Warden

 

 

             3  Part time teachers

 

 

2         Support staff –     

 (Accountant/Assistant,  Peon, Chowkidar and    Cook)

 

 

 

Vocational training/specific skill training

0.3

 

Electricity/ water charges

 

 

Medical care/contingencies @ Rs 750/ child

0.375

 

Miscellaneous including maintenance

0.35

 

Preparatory camps

0.1

 

PTAs/ school functions

0.1

 

TOTAL

9.925

* Based on calculations for 50 girls. The number of girls can, however, increase.

 

 

Add comment September 27th, 2007

Kasturaba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Scheme

As mentioned in the PIB press release

2180 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) have been sanctioned upto March 2007, which includes 1000 new KGBVs in 2006-07.  88% of KGBVs have been operationalised.  A major national evaluation conducted this year has shown that the scheme has received ‘high priority and political attention in all States and has been launched in record time with a clear commitment to reach out to out-of-school girls.  The programme has been very well received by the community and has responded to diverse poverty situations including remote inaccessible locations’.

More details on this program is mentioned in another PIB release. In Orissa 49 such schools are being set up.  Somehow Orissa seems to be lagging behind with respect to this scheme. Andhra Pradesh is leading in taking advantage of this scheme.

Add comment May 24th, 2007

Major initiatives by MHRD in the last three years

From http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=28152

Raising public spending in Education; Commitment to universalise access to quality basic education; Revision of National Curriculum Framework for School Education; Strengthening Technical Education and Expansion of Higher Education are some of the highlights of the major initiatives of the Ministry of Human Resource Development during the last three years. These are:-

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