TARGET for the year 2017-18

i.                    State would document their best practices and initiatives and subsequently uploadit on the SSA Shagun portal. This would enable the State to showcase its successesand would provide a platform for all States to learn from each other. 

ii.                  State would update the progress in implementation of the approved activities underthe AWP&B on the SSA Shagun portal. A hard copy of the Summary State Tables Iand II on the Shagun portal, duly signed by the State Project Director, would besubmitted at the time of the request for release of funds under SSA. This would be inaddition to the already prescribed documents under the GFR.

iii.                For the year 2017-18, State has identified 2957 Out of School Children (OoSC) and ithas committed that at least 50% children out of these will be enrolled in schoolsduring 2017-18.

iv.               Average Dropout rate will be reduced from 15.4 % (in 2016-17) to 5.0% (in 2017-18) in respect of Primary schools and from 9.0% (in 2016-17) to 5.0 (in 2017-18) inUpper Primary schools.

v.                 State should create a Child wise database (using Aadhaar wherever available or anyother unique Id for every child) by June, 2017. This database would make theenrolment indicators robust and reliable.

vi.               State will maintain a database on details of its teachers, including their Aadhaarnumbers.

vii.             The State will complete GIS mapping of all schools (100%) and integrate theirdatabase with the NIC website

viii.           State will undertake positive consolidation of its schools, within the provisions ofthe RTE Act, with a view to strengthen primary education and for optimumutilization of resources.

ix.                State will map all the stand alone Government and Government aided   primaryschools,  develop and finalize specific action plans for improving learning outcomesin these schools and share it with the Department.

x.                  The State will rationalize teacher deployment in primary and upper primaryschools, so that there is no single teacher school and all schools have PTR as pernorms under the RTE Act, 2009. At the upper primary level, special emphasis shouldbe laid on maintaining the subject PTR.

xi.                 State will recruit headmaster in primary and upper primary schools as per the RTEnorms. Given the significant role of a headmaster in school management, directrecruitment   (including   through   limited   department   exam)   of   50%   of   allheadmasters may be considered.

xii.              State should ensure that children with less than grade level learning competenciesare identified and provided learning support and in-school re-enforcement. Effortswould be made so that that all children reach the desired grade-appropriatecompetency level.

xiii.            State   will   explore   the   mechanisms   for   convergence   with   other   departmentsespecially  with   the   Department   of   Panchayati   Raj   for   maintenance   of   school infrastructure, school sanitation and provisioning of drinking water facilities in schools.

xiv.           State should undertake the “Partnership Between Schools” Programme which aimsto link schools located in rural areas with private, aided or government schools inurban or semi urban areas. This would help in bringing all students to one commonplatform and to share experiences and learn from each other.

xv.             State will display a gallery of the grade-wise photos of teachers on the school noticeboard in all elementary schools. The photos would be in a size that is visible andidentifiable. This would help in honouring the teachers who are the fulcrum of theeducation system.

xvi.           State will complete all the pending civil works in 2017-18.

xvii.         State will ensure inspection and evaluation of all primary and upper primary schools.

xviii.       The Department is in the process of extending the deadline for training of untrainedteachers as mandated under the RTE Act, 2009, this is likely to be cleared by earlyApril. The State will ensure that all teachers are trained within the extended period.

xix.            The Central RTE Rules are being amended to include reference to class-wise,subject-wise Learning Outcomes for all Elementary Classes.  Accordingly, once therelated guidelines are received by the State, the State would include the LearningOutcomes in its own RTE Rules.

xx.              The State would ensure the implementation of Public Finance Monitoring System(PFMS) up to the last destination i.e., school.

xxi.            The Annual Report would be submitted to the Department for laying in theParliament while the Audit Report would be laid before the State Assembly.

xxii.          The States have a good number of Schools under the control of various Departmentsother than Department of Education such as Municipalities, Panchayat, Tribal Dept.,Social welfare etc. To bring these Schools under unified command it is suggested that   a   committee   should   be   formed   under   the   Chairpersonship   of  Secretary, Education of the State.


Expected Outcomes 2017-18


In the PAB meeting the following specific outcomes have been agreed to:

i.              50% of Out of School Children (OoSC) will be enrolled in schools.

ii.            Average Dropout rate will be reduced from 15.4 % (in 2016-17) to 5.0% (in 2017-18) in respect of Primary schools and from 9.0% (in 2016-17) to 5.0 (in 2017-18) in Upper Primary schools.

iii.          Aadhaar based child tracking data will be updated in year 2017-18. 

iv.         Annual   assessment   surveys   will   be   based   on   the   ‘learning   outcomes’developed by MHRD. The Central rules to the RTE Act 2009 have been amended to include these ‘learning outcomes’. As a next step, this document is to be translated in the regional language by the State and U.T. and it is suggested that these ‘learning outcomes’ are included in the State rules for RTE. The Survey of Learning Outcomes  will be conducted during 2017-18 as a sample survey. MHRD will support the State for making adequate preparations for the survey. MHRD also highlighted the need of support to stand alone Primary Schools which may require additional help in this survey. State has 1110 standalone Schools which may require proper monitoring and assistance so that these schools perform better in the survey