Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh Government has today issued instructions that the School Management Committee for Government High Schools and Government Senior Secondary Schools would be constituted as per guidelines issued in respect of Elementary Schools earlier with certain modifications which are as follows.
Single School Management Committee (SMC) will be constituted for a Government Middle/High/ Senior Secondary Schools for all classes taken together in a School.
All parents, guardians and teachers of students studying in a school, whether Middle/High or Senior Secondary will be the members of SMC with voting rights to all and they will constitute the General House of the School Management Committee.
Headmaster/Principal will the member Secretary of School Management and its Executive Committee.
In case of High Schools, the General House of School Management Committee will also elect four additional parents of children studying in 9th and 10th class to be members of its executive committee. In addition there will be two teachers form the concerned schools (other than the Principal) who will be elected to be members of the School Management Committee. These numbers will be over and above the members of School Management Committee already constituted for elementary classes. Thus, presuming that there will be at least 60 students of Middle level, the Executive Committee of the School Management Committee for the High School will have one President, one Member Secretary, one Pradhan or Up Pradhan of the area, 6 parents of children from elementary classes, four parents from students of 9th and 10th class and two teachers as its members.
In case of Senior Secondary Schools, the number of parent members will be four for 9th and 10th class and four additional from 11th and 12th classes. Besides, any three teachers representing different categories of teachers within the school will also be elected members for all classes. This implies that there will be maximum 20 members in the Executive Committee.
President of School Management Committee will be a parent of any student studying in school from 6th and 12th.
All these additional members from parents and teachers will have right to vote, both in the general house meeting as well as in the meeting of the Executive Committee. School Management Committee will also takeover all the role and function of PTA. As per the existing practice some of the PTAs have been collecting funds form the parents/guardians for meeting various needs of the schools. Such fund collection can continue with respect of parents of children from 9th class onwards. However, no such compulsory collection of funds is to be resorted to in relation to parents of children studying in class 1st to 8th because that is the obligation of the State Government as per the provisions of RTE Act-2009.
The guidelines regarding constitution of Committee for implementation of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan as notified earlier vide notification No. Shiksha-II Ga (17)-2/2009, dated 25.11.2009 will continue to function till further orders. However, that will stand modified up to the provision of this letter.