AP Schools & Staff Rationalization New Norms and Guidelines, Recommended the norms and guidelines for AP Schools, Teacher Posts, Staff Rationalization in two parts .i.e. Part-1 Staff pattern and the Part-2 and these Guidelines for effective implementation of rationalization and resource redistribution and quality education.
Govt.of AP, School Education Department: Rc.No.4102:Rationalization of Schools, Posts and Staff- Under various managements viz., Government, Zilla Parishad, Mandal Parishad- proposals submitted Reg.
1. G.O.Ms.No.55 Education (Ser.III) Department, Dated:23.04.2011
2. G.O.Ms.No.61 Education (SE·SER-111) Department, Dated: 16.05.2011
3. This Office Lr.Rc.No.25/Estl·III/2015, Dated:)0.06.2015 addressed to
4. G.O.Ms.No.39 Education (Ser.II) Department, Dated:07.08.2015 to
G.O.Ms.No.51 Education (Ser.II) Department, Dated:07.08.2015 pertains to respective districts.
5. This Office Proc.Rc.No.4102/Estt-11112015, Dated:01.01.2016.setting up the Committee on Rationalisation of Schools
6. Committee report Dated:10/04/?016.
I wish to inform that, Government vide G.O.Ms.No.55 Education (Ser.III) Department, Dated:23.04.2011 and G.O.Ms.No.61 Education (SE-SER-III) Department, Dated: 16.05.2011 have issued norms for Rationalization of Schools, Posts, and Staff under various management viz., Government, Zilla Parishad, Mandal Praja Parishad, Municipal Schools.
It is found that there are some schools with higher student strength vis-a-vis the sanctioned teaching posts and on the other hand some schools with uneconomic strength of students have more teachers. While the Teacher-Pupil Ratio at the State level is better than the National Average, it is found that at the School and Class level, there are wide variations.
In the above context, the School education department constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of Sri.M.R. Prasanna Kumar, Principal, I.A.S.E., Rajahmundry. The members of the Committee are Teacher MLCs and representatives of Teacher Unions and Associations.
The mandate of the Committee was to study the existing G.Os and suggest revised norms taking a realistic approach,
– RTE norms,
– subject weightage,
– allocation of periods,
– accessibility, the viability of schools,
– present sanctioned strength,
– examine Teacher Pupil Ratio (TPR) at the State, District level and at School level and recommend on rationalization and resource redistribution.
The Report of the Committee has since been submitted.
The Committee examined the following before making specific recommendations discussed below:
1. The existing norms and rules issued for Rationalization of Schools / Posts and teachers working under Govt./ MPP / ZPP Managements issued in G.O.Ms.No. 55 Edn., Dated: 23.04.2011 and G.O.Ms.No.61 Edn., Dated: 1.05.2011
2. The G.O.Ms.No.39 Education (Ser.II) Department, Dated:07.08.2015 to G.O.Ms.No. 51 Education (Ser.II) Department, Dated:07 .08. 2015 read with G.0.Ms.No.86 Education (Ser II) Department, Dated:03.11.2015 to G.o.Ms.No.98 Education (Ser.II) Department, Dated:03 .11. 7015 and the Model Primary School norms.
3. The proposals submitted by the Commissioner of School Education to the Government with regard to the revised norms and proposed amendments to the G.O.Ms.No.55 Education (Ser.Ill) Department, Dated: 23.04.2011 and G.O.Ms.No.61 Education (SE·SER·lll) Department, Dated: 16.05 2011.
4. The provisions of the Right to Education Act. 2009.
5. A detailed study of the integrated UDISE 2015-16 covering various aspects i.e.
(a) the Aadhar Mapped U-DISE and Child Information Data
(b) children yet to be enrolled in the new academic year
(c) No. of Schools
(d) No. of Teachers
(e) No. of Gram Panchayats,
(f) Schools in each Gram Panchayat
(g) the scope of positive consolidation of the schools within the Gram Panchayat was the enrollment is less than 30 in each school
(h) availability of Schools within 1 Km radius in respect of Primary Schools, 3 KM radius in respect of Upper Primary Schools, 5 Kms radius in respect of high Schools/Success Schools,
(i) the scope for Resource Redistribution Rationalization in terms of infrastructure and human resources etc.
6. The Committee also took into consideration the performance of Andhra Pradesh in terms of Key Education Indicators. It also studied the key findings relating to the learning levels of students in Government schools in the State
– as per the National Achievement Survey, 2014-15,
– Annual Status of Education Report 2014 (ASER),
– State Level Achievement Survey 2014-15 (SLAS),
– Annual Assessment Survey, 2015, etc..
7. The status of the number of Primary Schools. Upper Primary Schools and High Schools including Success Schools with reference to enrolment and availability of teachers.
8. Representations received rules issued in different G.Os the norms issued under RMSA, RTE, TPR Workload, subject weightage, accessibility, allocation of periods, the viability of the schools.
Observations of the Committee:
1. The Committee noted that while the Teacher Pupil Ratio (TPR) at the State and district level is higher than the national average. at the School level, it needs to be improved. Further. it found that there are some schools with higher student strength vis-a-vis the sanctioned teaching posts and on the other hand some schools with uneconomic strength of students have more teachers.
2. The Upper Primary Schools particularly upgraded over the years have not been provided, adequate Teachers. resulting in overall low enrolments and poor performance of students in Class VIII as seen from the various Assessment Surveys.
3. Further, as per the National Achievement Survey 2014·15, State Level Achievement Survey 2014-15 and Annual Assessment Survey 2015, the learning levels of students’ in Primary, Upper Primary and High Schools are not up to the expected levels.
4. The consolidation of Primary Schools within one Km radius, creation of the Model Primary Schools and allocation of 5 Teachers during 2015-16 is a positive development in the School Education department.
5. For improving enrolment and performance of English Medium Sections in Success Schools. there is a need for allocating a required number of Teachers.
Key Recommendations of the Committee:
i. Continue the consolidation and resource redistribution of Primary Schools as envisaged in G.O.Ms.No.39 Education (Ser.II) Department, Dated:0?.08.2015 to G.0.Ms.No.51 Education (Ser.II) Department, Dated:0?.08.1015 read with G.0.Ms.No.86 Education (Ser.II) Department, Dated: 03.11.2015 to G.O.Ms.No. 98 Education (Ser.II) Department, Dated:03.11.2015 issued orders indicating norms for Establishment of Model Primary Schools in the State
ii. Revise the rules issued in G.O.Ms.No. 55 Education (Ser III) Department, Dated: 23.04.2011 and G.O.Ms.No.61 Education (SE·SER-III) Department, Dated: 16.05. 7011
iii. For the purpose of enrolment, the Aadhar Seeded Child Info shall be taken into consideration.
iv. Recommended the norms and guidelines in two parts .i.e. Part-1 Staff pattern and the Part-2 the Guidelines for effective implementation and quality education.