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Draft Model Rules - Andhra Pradesh

Draft Model Rules - Andhra Pradesh

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Model Rules Prepared by GOI
 
Rules Prepared by
 Andhra Pradesh
State
 
1
PART I – PRELIMINARYShort title, extent and commencement1
(1) These Rules may be called the Right of Childrento Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2009.(2) They shall come into force from (Date)(3) They shall extend to the whole of (Name of State)
PART I – PRELIMINARYShort title, extent and commencement
1. These Rules may be called the "Andhra PradeshRight of Children to Free and Compulsory EducationRules, 2010".Commencement2. They shall come into force with effect from 1stApril 2010.
Definitions2
(1) In these rules, unless the context otherwiserequires, -(a) “Act” means the Right of Children to Free andCompulsory Education Act, 2009.(b) “Anganwadi” means an Anganwadi Centreestablished under the Integrated Child DevelopmentScheme of the Ministry of Women and ChildDevelopment of the Government of India(c) “appointed date” means the date on which the Actcomes into force, as notified in the Official Gazette(d) “Chapter”, “section” and Schedule” meansrespectively Chapter, section of, and Schedule to, theAct.(e) “Child” means any child of the age of 6 to 14 years(f) “Pupil Cumulative Record” means record of theprogress of the child based on comprehensive andcontinuous evaluation(g) “school mapping” means planning school locationto overcome social barriers and geographical distance(2) All references to “forms” in these Rules shall beconstrued as references to forms set out in Appendix Ihereto.(3) All other words and expressions used herein andnot defined but defined in the Act shall have the samemeanings respectively assigned to them in the Act.
Definitions
3. In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires'Act' means The Right of Children to Free andCompulsory Education Act 2009.Anganwadi' means an Anganwadi Centre establishedunder the Integrated Child Development Scheme of the Ministry of Women and Child Development of theGovernment of India“Mandal Educational Officer' means the officerresponsible for implementing the programmes forelementary education at the mandal level.'Collector' means the head of civil and revenueadministration in the district.'District' means a revenue district of the State.'District Educational Officer' means officerresponsible for implementing the programmes forelementary education at district level.'Gram Panchayat 'means Gram Panchayat constitutedunder the Andhra Pradesh Panchayati Raj Act 1994.'Mandal Resource Person' means resource teacher whocoordinates academic activities in a cluster of schools'Local authority' means, the mandal parishad / zillaparishad / municipalities as the case may be, in theirrespective jurisdictions for the purposes of the Act.'Elementary School' means a school that impartseducation between class I and class VIII. It includesall existing schools in Andhra Pradesh, namely,Primary, Upper Primary & High Schools having theseclasses.'Neighborhood area of a school' means the habitationsin a walking distance of 1 km for a Primary School, 3kms for an Upper Primary / High School havingclasses VI to VIII.
 
Model Rules Prepared by GOI
 
Rules Prepared by
 Andhra Pradesh
State
 
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'Primary school' means a school that imparts educationbetween class I and class V.„Child
means any child male or female in the agegroup of 6 to 14 years and includes a child who hascompleted five years of age as on 1st September of theyear of admission„Free Education
means and includes providing freetextbooks, notebooks @ 1 notebook per subject andother writing material and midday meals inneighbourhood schools.'Ward Member' means elected member of a ward of Gram Panchayat'Councilor' means elected member of a ward of anurban local body„Corporator
means elected member of ward a of aMunicipal Corporation within the limits of AndhraPradesh or of the Greater Hyderabad MunicipalCorporation'Sarpanch' means elected head of the Gram Panchayat"School mapping" means planning school location toovercome social barriers and geographical distanceand includes assessing availability of schoolingfacilities for elementary education based on certainfixed norms and standards in terms of location,infrastructure, teachers, distance matrix between onehabitation and other habitations. It includes The GISmapping of all the schools in Andhra Pradesh preparedby the Rajiv Vidya Mission (SSA), Andhra Pradesh'State means the state of Andhra Pradesh'State Government' means the Government of AndhraPradeshAll other words and expressions used herein and notdefined but defined in the Act shall have the samemeaning respectively assigned to them in the Act.“The Academic Authority under the Act” means TheState Council for Educational Research and Training,Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.“The Implementing Authority of the Act” means theState Project Office, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, and itincludes the Commissioner and Director of SchoolEducation, Andhra Pradesh.A Child belonging to socially disadvantaged groupmeans and includes a child belonging to the schedule
 
Model Rules Prepared by GOI
 
Rules Prepared by
 Andhra Pradesh
State
 
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caste, schedule tribe, orphans, children with specialneed and HIV affected/infected children.A child belonging to Weaker Sections means a childbelonging to BC, Minorities and includes OCs whoseparents
income does not exceed Rs. 60,000/- Perannum.„Specified category
in relation to a school means theresidential schools including KGBVs and Minorityresidential schools run by APREIS, APSWREIS,APTWREIS, Ashram Schools run by ITDAS, Sportsschools run by SAAP in addition to KendriyaVidyalaya, Navodaya Vidyalaya, Sainik School for thepurposes of section 2(n) (IV) of the Act.„Walking Distance
means the distance covered by achild on foot from centre of his/her habitation to theschool on the socially accepted path.„Out of School Child
means a child in the age groupof 6-14 who has not completed elementary education(who is either never enrolled in the school or droppedout without completing elementary education). Apupil of an elementary school absent for more thanone month shall also be considered to be an out of school child.
 PART II – RIGHT OF CHILDREN TO FREEAND COMPULSORY EDUCATIONSpecial Training for the purposes of first proviso tosection 43
(1) The School Management Committee/ localauthority shall identify childrenrequiring special training and organise such training inthe following manner, namely:(a) The special training shall be based on speciallydesigned, age appropriate learningmaterial, approved by the academic authority specifiedin section 29(1).(b) It shall be provided in classes held on the premisesof the school, or through classesorganised in safe residential facilities(c) It shall be provided by teachers working in theschool, or by teachers specially appointedfor the purpose.(d) The duration shall be for a minimum period of three months which may be extended,based on periodical assessment of learning progress,for a maximum period not exceeding two years.(2) The child shall, upon induction into the ageappropriate class, after special training,
PART II – RIGHT OF CHILDREN TO FREEAND COMPULSORY EDUCATIONSpecial Training For Out of School Children4.
(I) The School Management Committee/ localauthority shall identify children requiring specialtraining and organize such training in the followingmanner, namely:(a) The special training shall be based on speciallydesigned, age appropriate learning material, approvedby the academic authority specified in section 29(1).(b) It shall be provided in classes held on the premisesof the school, or through classes organized in saferesidential facilities(c) It shall be provided by teachers working in theschool, or by teachers specially engaged for thepurpose.(d) The duration shall be for a minimum period of three months which may be extended, based onperiodical assessment of learning progress, for amaximum period not exceeding two years.(2) The child shall, upon induction into the ageappropriate class, after special training, continue toreceive special attention by the teacher to enable

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