A Study On The Awareness Of School Management Committee On Rte Rules And Their Role
Right to free and compulsory Education to Children Act 2009 has provided specific guidelines for the development of SMC in schools. A School Management Committee is required to be constituted for all Government and Govt. added schools as per section21 of RTE Act. The SMC Comprises parents, local authority and school teachers. Monitoring of School functioning, supervise the utilization of grants and preparing and recommend School Development Plan (SDP) are the major roles and responsibilities of
... responsibilities of SMC as envisioned in RTE Act. It is essential that Community members and parents should be aware of the roles of the SMC and the process of its formation. The quality of SMC directly depend on the level and quality of participation of parents therefore, it is necessary that parents should be sensitized with respect to the provision of RTE Act, the roles and responsibilities of SMC. At present implementation of SMC facing many glitches and challenges like lack of clarity on policy guidelines, low community awareness and inadequate capacity building etc. In addition to describing these challenges this study highlights the evidence on functioning of SMC in Madhya Pradesh and their awareness on RTE rules, roles and responsibilities.