Educational Policy of Rajasthan

Educational Policy of Rajasthan

  • Education is a foundation for human fulfilment, sustainable development of an individual to become a responsible global citizenship.
  • The growing importance of the knowledge economy has profound implications for the role of education as a determinant of economic growth.
  • Recognizing the importance and interdependence of all education levels and delivery modes, whether formal or non-formal, Government of Rajasthan promotes a holistic approach to education to foster balanced development of education systems that respond to a range of learning needs.
  • The census study of 2011 revealed that literacy rate of Rajasthan has witnessed a steep rise, to 67.06% against 38.55% and 60.41% during the years 1991 and 2001 respectively.
  • Rajasthan government has policy architecture for achieving the task of great literacy rate in form of skilful students who can get their goals in a very easy manner and can compete with globally to achieve their targets.
  • The policies rules and regulation which is developed by the government majorly fulfils all the needs in proper manner.
  • Rajasthan is fast evolving state in India. The Government is endeavouring to make this state stand in line with the best educational canters across India in comparison with rest of states. The issue of education has always kept the Government occupied.
  • As it considers tribal population living in the state is a major challenge that the Government faced.
  • Quality education plays an important role for these people because it makes to be aware and literate so that they can fetch fair prices for the anti-facts they sell.
  • Therefore, it became even more necessary for the Government to increase the rate of literacy

 

 

 

 

Policy for Public Private Partnership (PPP)  in School Education, 2015

 

OBJECTIVE

  • The policy aims at providing various models for involving PPP in improving management and operation of existing government schools and establishing new schools.
  • It also aims to establish transparent and streamlined processes for selection of private partners for PPP in schools and create framework for smooth execution of PPP projects

 

MODELS FOR PPP IN SCHOOL EDUCATION

Existing Government Schools

  • State government will promote management of existing government schools by Private partner on following models on first come first serve basis :-
  1. Government will sponsor 100% students. Government sponsored students will be charged as per prevailing fee structure in other government schools.
  2. Private partner can select any government school located in the state.
  3. State government will provide free text books, mid-day meal and benefit of other government schemes to students as being provided to students of other government schools. No other expenditure is to be borne by the State Government.
  • Private partner will be selected for management of existing government schools through transparent process of competitive bidding on following model :-
  1. Government will sponsor 100% students. Students will be charged as per prevailing fee structure in other government schools.
  2. Selection of schools will be done by State Government keeping in view educational backwardness of the region.
  3. State government will reimburse per student annual fee determined through bidding process for all government sponsored students.

New PPP Schools

  • Private partner will be selected for establishing new schools in blocks other than Educationally Backward Blocks (EBB) through transparent process of competitive bidding on following model :-
    1. Government will sponsor 40% students paying fee prevailing in other government schools and remaining 60% students will be paying fee prescribed by the private partner as per law.
    2. Selection of government school will be done by State Government keeping in view educational backwardness of the region.Educational Policy of Rajasthan
    3. State government will reimburse per student annual fee determined through bidding process for all government sponsored students.
    4. Private partner will provide all facilities to government sponsored students without any additional charge which are being provided to paid students.
  • Private partner will be selected for establishing new schools in Educationally Backward Blocks (EBB) through transparent process of competitive bidding on following model :-
  1. Government will sponsor 100% students. Students will be charged as per prevailing fee structure in other government schools.
  2. State government will reimburse per student annual fee determined through bidding process for all government sponsored students.

 

General Conditions

  1. State government will provide free text books, mid-day meal and benefit of other government schemes to state sponsored students as being provided to students of other government schools.
  2. Government will not provide teaching/non teaching/ministerial staff for the school. Private partner will deploy teaching/non teaching staff having prescribed qualification as per norms. Government shall not have any liability towards staff deployed by private partner.
  3. Private partner will have right to decide affiliation of school and medium of instruction.
  4. Enrollment of state sponsored students will be done as per policy prescribed by Education Department from time to time.
  5. All not for profit company/trust/society, incorporated/ registered under the provision of Companies Act, 1956/2013/ The Indian Trusts Act, 1982/ The Society Registration Act, 1986 can be selected as private partner for PPP in school education.
  6. Government sponsored students and paid students will be taught together in same classes.
  7. Director of Secondary Education will transfer all the existing staff and teachers of schools given to private partner to other Government schools.

NODAL AGENCY

  • Rajasthan Council of Secondary Education (RCSE) will be Nodal Agency for Public Private Partnership (PPP) in school education for following activities :-
  1. Selection of schools for PPP.
  2. Appraisal of PPP proposals for approval.
  3. Identification of land for new schools.
  4. Conduct of bidding process for selection of private partner.
  5. Signing of agreement with private partner.
  6. Execution of PPP project as per provisions of agreement.

 

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

  • Under the National Education Policy, priority has been given to universalisation of elementary education. A centrally sponsored scheme namely ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ is being implemented in the
  • State to provide education to children in the age group of 6-14 years. This also includes activities to bridge social, regional and gender gaps with the help of public participation in school management.
  • Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 is being implemented in the State since 1st April, 2010.
  • Following activities have been taken for implementation of this policy:
  1. The State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) has been constituted in the State.
  2. The State Institute of Educational Research and Training, Udaipur is functioning as the State Academic Authority of the State for implementing this Act.
  3. A State Advisory Council has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Education Minister with 15 members to advise the State Government on effective implementation of Right to Education (RTE) Act.
  4. School Management Committees (SMCs) have been constituted and reconstituted in all the Government Primary and Upper Primary Schools. The SMC members have been imparted requisite training.
  5. 25 per cent seats are reserved in private schools for boys/girls of weaker sections and disadvantaged group.
  6. The State Government has developed a web portal rte.raj.nic.in for effective monitoring and timely reimbursement to private schools (as per State norms) for 25 per cent free admissions in private schools as per section 12 (1) (c) of the RTE Act.

 

 

Library Awareness Programme:

  • Serious efforts are being made to enhance the numbers of readers in the libraries. Various other activities are also being organized for the same purpose.
  • Library services are being provided to all age group of male and female readers.
  • Senior citizen corner, women corner, children section, Neo-Literate corner reading facilities for visually impaired users are also available in the selected libraries.
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