New Delhi: The Delhi government has approved the School Management Committee Fund (SMC Fund) for its government schools. Under this, each shift of every school SMC will be given an annual fund of at least Rs. 5 lakhs. The Principal is the head of the SMC. Apart from this, there are two teachers, two social workers and 12 selected parents.
Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia said in the press that this is a very big step towards strengthening the principals. So far, the Principal relied on education directorate for every small need. But now they can do a lot of work themselves. He said that this is the biggest step towards school governance. Now the Principal and selected SMC will run the school together. Under this, if a school has 1500 children, then the school will get Rs 5 lakhs for the SMC.
Similarly, schools having numbers of 1501 to 2500 will be given Rs 6 lakhs. If the number of children in any school is above 2500 then the school's SMC will be given 7 lakh rupees annually.
50 per cent of this fund will be spent on money related work and 50 per cent of the money will be spent on SMC initiatives. The Principal and his team of SMC will work together to decide which work to spend for this money. At the same time, the Principal and his SMC team under the SMC Initiative will be able to call a resource person or specialist to prepare for various subjects and other activities for their school children. If a Principal and his SMC team wants that their 9th and 10th children are having difficulty understanding something and need expert to explain it, this fund would be called as expert.
At the same time, the most important thing about this fund is that if the school principal and SMC team thinks that the children of their school need a resource person to prepare for medical, engineering, law and charitable accounts, Can be done. With this, English speaking classes can also be used through this fund. Not only this, a maximum of 15 days can be claused for carrier option awareness through this fund. Resource Person or Expert will be given 1000 rupees per hour.