Telangana to launch Mana Ooru Mana Badi or Mana Basti Mana Badi to strengthen govt schools. A meeting of the Cabinet approved ‘Mana ooru mana badi’ programme aimed at all round development and creation of effective basic infrastructure in schools across the Telangana State.
Going by the brand new furniture including dual desks for students, swanky classrooms with pictorial paintings, dining hall, etc., many would presume it to be a corporate or an international school. But in fact, it is the Government Model Primary School has been transformed under ‘Mana Ooru-Mana Badi/Mana Basti-Mana Badi’ programme.
The ‘Mana Ooru-Mana Badi’ programme, the State government’s flagship initiative for comprehensive development and strengthening infrastructure in government schools, formally launched by Chief Minister in 2022, has infused a new lease of life into governments schools.
The components include toilets with running water facility, electrification, drinking water supply, furniture, painting of entire schools, green chalkboard, compound walls, kitchen sheds, new classrooms in place of dilapidated ones, dining halls in high schools, and implementation of digital education.
Apart from improving infrastructure in the schools, the School Education Department harnessing technology has introduced app-based geo-attendance for both teaching and non-teaching staff in the government and local body schools doing away with the age-old practice of marking attendance in the registers.
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The programme will be implemented in three years with a budget of ₹7,289 crore to benefit 19.84 lakh children of 26.065 schools. The amount will be spent on setting up digital classrooms, construction of additional classrooms and taking up repairs to schools.
The meeting decided to introduce the programme in the first phase in the current academic year in 9,123 government and local body schools which had high rate of enrolment of children. The administrative sanction for all works in schools will be given by the Collectors.
The execution of work will be handled by school management committees. In an effort to improve infrastructure and quality of education in government schools, the State Cabinet has decided to take up the ambitious ‘Mana Ooru-Mana Badi’ as a flagship programme.
A total 19.84 lakh students in 26,065 government schools will benefit from the programme, where it will be launched in 35 per cent (9,123) of total schools covering 65 per cent (around 13 lakh) of students in the first phase during the current academic year of 2021-22.
The programme will be implemented in 9,123 schools where there is a high enrolment of students in the current academic year. About Rs 3,497.62 crore will be spent in the first phase to be taken up this academic year.
The programme is aimed at comprehensive development of schools for providing quality education, improving attendance of students and also encourage them to continue their studies for higher classes as well as introduce digital media education in a phased manner for better academic results.
Apart from arranging digital classrooms, works will be taken up to construct additional classrooms and take up repairs, procure necessary furniture and create better infrastructure including toilets. Power and water supply connections, kitchen sheds and dining halls, equipment for digital classrooms, compound walls and other works, also will be taken up.
The district Collectors have been entrusted with the responsibility of sanctioning the works in the select schools. A single agency will be appointed to take up all works in a mandal for which the district Collector will allocate works.
To ensure transparency and effective implementation of the scheme, the Cabinet has decided to involve local people through constitution of School Management Committees (SMCs). While funds will be released to the SMCs, the Social Audit Accountability and Transparency which is under Rural Development department will take up social audit for effective usage of funds.
While the Finance Department will oversee funds allocation and release, the IT Department will provide necessary technical support for digital classrooms and other aspects. Works will be taken up with fixed deadlines.
The alumni association will be formed for each school to involve old students in the development of their schools. These associations will have two active alumni members, two SMC members, village sarpanch and school principal as members. Efforts will be made to pool funds through donations and Corporate Social Responsibility programmes of corporate companies.
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The State government’s ambitious new programme ‘Mana Ooru-Mana Badi’ is all set to commence soon. “The poor’s biggest financial burden is the money spent on health and education.
With an aim to offer quality healthcare services, Basthi Dawakhanas and hospitals are being built and to provide higher access to education, the Mana Ooru-Mana Badi programme is all set to begin in 26,000 government schools with an estimated cost of Rs 7,289 crore.
Govt primary schools to get facelift in Telangana
As many as 5,399 government and local body primary schools across the State will get facelift as part of the first phase of the Mana Ooru Mana Badi or Mana Basti Mana Badi, a flagship programme of the State government for comprehensive development and strengthening of infrastructure facilities in government and local body schools.
Of the total 9,123 schools that will be revamped in the first phase, 5,399 are primary schools, 1,009 are upper primary schools and 2,715 are high schools across the State. At 517, Nalgonda district has the highest number of schools that have been selected under the first phase of the programme.
Overall, 26,065 schools including 18,240 primary, 3,164 upper primary and 4,661 high schools across the State will get make over in a phased manner over a period of three years from the year 2021-22 at an estimated cost of Rs.7,289.54 crore.
The schools will be revamped under 12 approved components including toilets with running water facility, electrification, drinking water supply, furniture to students and staff, painting, major and minor repairs, green chalk boards, compound walls, kitchen sheds, new classrooms in place of dilapidated rooms, dining halls in high schools, and implementation of digital education.
Mana Ooru Mana Badi Programme Govt Order Details
GO No.4, Dated: 03-02-022 details as follows. Government of Telangana, School Education Department has launched the Mana Ooru Mana Badi/Mana Basti Mana Badi programme and accorder the administrative approval for comprehensive development and strengthening of the infrastructure of the Government and Local Body schools in the State of Telangana in a phased manner.
Government of Telangana has announced a new programme for comprehensive development of school infrastructure covering all Government and Local body schools by providing additional class rooms, repairs, necessary furniture, toilets and other facilities including digital class rooms.
By providing basic infrastructural facilities to schools, a conducive learning ambience is created for the students, so that better rate of enrolment, attendance and retention along with quality educational output are achieved.
The Director of School Education & Ex-Officio, State Project Director, Samagra Siksha, Telangana, Hyderabad has submitted a proposal to strengthen the infrastructure and transform the existing infrastructure of the schools in the mission mode in a phased manner over a period of three years from the year 2021-22.
Government after careful consideration, hereby approve the proposal of the Director of School Education & Ex-Officio, State Project Director, Samagra Siksha, Telangana, Hyderabad for Implementation of the new programme named as “Mana Ooru Mana Badi” in Rural areas
and “Mana Basti Mana Badi” in Urban areas for comprehensive development and strengthening of Infrastructure facilities in Government and Local body Schools in phased manner at an estimated cost of Rs 7289.54 crore. Following modalities are prescribed for implementation of the programme.
- All the Government and local bodies schools shall be taken up under this programme for comprehensive infrastructure development in phased manner, spread over 3 years.
- Initially in Phase-I (2021-22), 9,123 (35%) Government & Local Body schools with highest enrolment shall be considered, covering all categories of schools i.e., Primary School, Upper Primary School & High School, considering Mandal as the basic unit. In case there are more than one school in the selected school premises, they shall also be covered.
- The following 12 components are approved under this programme:
- Toilets with running water facility
- Drinking Water Supply
- Furniture to Students & Staff e) Painting of entire school
- Major & Minor Repairs g) Green Chalk Boards
- Compound Walls
- Kitchen Sheds
- New Classrooms in place of dilapidated rooms
- Dining Halls in High Schools
- Implementation of Digital Education
The estimated budget under Phase – I for 9123 Schools (35%) is Rs.3497.62 Crores. However, the detailed estimate for each work has to be prepared school wise, before according administrative sanction schools wise.
The District Collectors shall accord Administrative Sanction for all works to be taken up in each School, as one Project and may choose the implementing agency within their district, out of available agencies, on the basis of One Mandal – One Implementing agency.
The Implementing agency shall accord component wise Technical Sanction. Powers for Technical Sanction for approval of estimates under this programme shall be revised as follows:
The execution of all works shall be done through the School Management Committees (SMCs), up to the existing prescribed financial limit, to ensure people’s participation, transparency and quick execution.
Any work above the prescribed limit shall be undertaken by district collector by following the due process. In case any SMC is not willing to take up the work, the District Collector shall take up the work by following the due process.
Funding for the programme shall be drawn from available funds under Samagra Sikhsha Abhiyan (SSA) , MGNREGS, ACDP, ZPP and MPP funds, TSP, SCSP, NABARD and Zilla Grandhalaya Samstha funds.
VIII. Finance Department is the nodal agency for coordinating various funding resources for the programme, and per month Corpus fund will be made available to the Director of School Education & Ex-Officio State Project Director, Samagra Shiksha to meet the project expenditure. An end-to-end software module to be finalized through the IT department, for programmeme management.
Release of funds to SMCs is proposed stage wise, through a transparent and online software system based on MB recording.
- Certain amount shall be released as advance to SMC, as Revolving Fund.
- Once 1/3rd of the revolving fund is utilized, the expenditure shall be reimbursed to the SMC account based on the work done.
- All Cheques for payment towards expenditure incurred at School Level to be jointly signed by 4 Members (SMC Chairman, Headmaster, Assistant Engineer & Sarpanch).
- The SMC to pass resolutions for utilization of funds for proposed works at School level, along with 4 Members who are joint signatories for issue of cheque at School Level.
- In case any Donor donates Rs.2.00 Lakhs and above to the School under this programme, his name will be included as member for passing the aforesaid resolution along with the SMC.
- If any donor donates Rs.10.00 Lakhs and above under this programme to a particular school, one class room of the school may be named as per the donors choice.
Centralized procurement shall be undertaken at State Level for high value items by empanelling agencies, through rate contract system for following items
- Duel Desks
- Digital/Smart Classrooms equipment
- Paints etc.,
- Green chalk board
- Principal & Staff room furniture
- Library room furniture in high schools
- Computer Lab room furniture in high schools
- Science Lab room furniture in high schools
Cement will be supplied at fixed price as was done for Rythu Vedikas.District Collectors shall ensure supply of sand free of cost for the work to be taken up, as was done in the 2BHK programme.
Social Audit for the programme is proposed to be taken up through Social Audit, Accountability and Transparency (SAAT) presently functioning under the Department of Rural Development. A Project Monitoring Unit,(PMU) shall be set up in Directorate of School Education for monitoring this programme.
To monitor the programme, 1% of the total project cost in each phase is permitted as administrative cost, to cover the expenditure for Software Cost, Project Monitoring Unit Staff emoluments, Training Cost and any other arising costs.
Every School shall form an Alumni Association (Old Student Association) out of which, 2 active members shall form a committee along with the Sarpanch, 2 SMC members and Head Master of the School, for initiating development works, maintenance of school and mobilization of funds, through Donors and CSR.
- Separate account shall be maintained towards such donor/CSR funds which shall be jointly operated by the Head Master, School Management Committee and the 2 active members of the Alumni Association.
- Expenditure from this account for School Infrastructure shall be incurred, only with the approval of District Collectors.
- Interest amounts accrued on such funds shall be utilized for maintenance of the school.
General : a) Standardized estimates along with detailed technical specifications for each component and sub component, shall be prepared and the same shall be followed by all the implementing agencies.
b) Service charges and Quality Control charges shall not be incorporated in the estimates under this programme. c) District Collectors shall monitor the programme at district level and submit periodical progress report to Government.
The Director of School Education & Ex-Officio State Project Director, Samagra Siksha, Telangana, Hyderabad shall take further necessary action accordingly in the matter. Necessary operational guidelines may be issued to ensure smooth implementation of the programme.