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SSA provides grants to both types of schools-schools run by the Department of Education and schools supported/aided by the Department of Education. All the schools are provided with School grant, Teacher grant for preparation of teaching learning material.  In addition the schools of the Department having own building are provided with school grants for repair and maintenance and  grant for new Civil works.

Teaching Learning Equipment (TLE) for New Primary Schools/Upper Primary Schools

  • TLE @ Rs.20,000/- per new primary school
  • TLE @ Rs.50,000/- for new and upgraded upper primary schools TLE will be as per local specific context and requirement/need to be determined by the teachers/ School Committee. States to disseminate an indicative list of basic school requirements, with scope for local contextualization, after approval of State SSA Executive Committee
  • Involvement of teachers and parents necessary in TLE selection and procurement
  • VEC/ school-village level appropriate body to decide on best mode of procurement
  • TLE Funds cannot be pooled at cluster/block/district/state level for purchase.
  • Requirement of successful running of EGS centre for two years before it is considered for upgradation.
  • Provision for teacher & classrooms.

Schools grant :

School grants are given to all Primary and Upper Primary schools (Government including aided and Local bodies)

  • Primary School (class 1 to 5)  is considered as one unit and Rs. 5000/- is given as school grant.
  • Upper Primary School (class 6 to 7/8) is also considered as one unit and Rs. 7000/- is given as school grant.
  • Schools with Primary and Upper Primary classes are considered as two separate units and Rs. 12,000/- is given as school grant.

School grants are utilised for the following activities :

  • For the maintenance of School records and contingency expenditure.
  • For the preparation and implementation of School Development Plan (a plan chalked out for the development  of the school based on the needs of the school).
  • For the preparation of teaching learning materials.
  • If there is savings after implementing the above activities, the amount may be used for purchase of Television and Receive Only Terminal (ROT).

Maintenance grant :

Maintenance grant is given to all Government Primary and Upper Primary schools including rented and rent free buildings on the basis of number of class rooms in each school.  The criteria for allocation of the grant is given in the below table:

Sl No

Type of schools

Criteria

Maintenance Grant (Rs) for each school

1

2

3

4

1

 LPS (1-5)

 schools up to 3 class rooms

5000

2

 schools having 4 class rooms

7500

3

schools having 5 and above  class rooms

10000

4

 UPS
(6 - 7/8)

 schools up to 3 class rooms

5000

5

 schools having 4 class rooms

7500

6

 schools having 5 and above  class rooms

10000

7

 PS with UPS
(1-7/8)

 schools  up to 3 class rooms

5000

8

 schools having 4 class rooms

7500

9

 schools having 5 class rooms

10000

10

 schools having 6 and 7 class rooms

15000

11

 schools having 8 and above class rooms

20000

Maintenance grants are utilised for the following activities:

  • For protection of school building and maintenance of the school like whitewashing, minor repair works, preparation of teaching-learning equipments,  payment of electricity and telephone bills, provision of drinking water facility,  maintenance of  toilets and cleanliness of school and its campus.
  • If there is savings after implementing the above activities, the amount may be used for installation of incinerators and purchase of sanitary napkins for girl students studying in Higher Primary Schools.

Teacher grant :

Till 2012-13, every teacher of Lower and Upper Primary School was given Rs. 500/- per year as teacher grant for the preparation of teaching-learning materials. However, the proposal of teacher grants has not been approved in Project Approval Board of SSA -2013-14.
During 2013-14, School grant and Maintenance grant will be directly transferred to the school’s bank account maintained by the SDMC from the Office of the State Project Director through Electronic Clearing System. 

 

 

 

 

 

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