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CHAPTER I
1. Short title and Commencement : 1) 2) 3) 4) The code may be called The Himachal Pradesh Elementary Education Code -2012. This code approved by the Govt. vide letter no_________________ dated______and supersedes the old Education Code-2001... The code will come into force w.e.f._________ The instructions in this code shall apply to all Government/Government Aided Educational Institutions affiliated to the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education and those institutions recognized by the State Government.

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Definitions and Classifications 1.1. The definitions and classifications in this chapter apply throughout the code except where it is otherwise stated.

1.2. In this code unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context:1.2.1. Words importing the masculine gender shall be taken to include females also, and 1.2.2. Words in singular shall include the plural and vice-versa. 1.3. Aided School means a school under private management, which receives aid from general revenue of the state. 1.4 Child means any child in the age of 6 to 14 years; 1.5 Child belonging to disadvantaged group means the child belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe or Other Backward Classes, who belongs to a family that is below the poverty line or is a disabled child as per the provisions containted in Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. 1.6 Child belonging to weaker section means the child belonging to such guardian or parent who belongs to Below Poverty Line family. 1.7 1.8 1.9 Pradesh. Code of Professional Ethics means a set of rules and obligations for the conduct of teachers in accordance with the ideals of the profession. Co educational School means a school in which the curriculum and classification followed are those laid down for boys and girls both. Department means the Elementary Education Department, Himachal

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District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) means an institution imparting training, instruction and guidance to pre-service and in-service teachers.

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Elementary education means the education from first class to eigth class. Elementary School means an institution in which instructions are imparted from 1st to 8th standards. Government School means a school, which is under the administrative control of the Government and in which the course of study conforms to the standards approved by the department. Government Revenue means the revenue administered by the Himachal Pradesh Government Head of the Department means the Director of Elementary Education. Head of the Institution means Principle/Headmaster/Headmistress of the school. Inspecting Officer means any officer of the department to whom the duty of inspection is entrusted. Neighbourhood means a minimum contiguous population of 500 or more in one or more than one village; and Municipal area. Private School means a school that does not come under the definition of a Government school or a recognized school. Recognized School means a public school in which the course of study conforms to the standards approved by the department, which is inspected by the department and has been recognized by the State Government prior to 15-7-96. Schools are for (a) General education :Schools for general education are classified according to the standard upto which they teach as under :(i) Pre-Elemenatry Schools Nursery schools

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(ii) Elementary Schools (Primary) (1st to th 5 Class) (iii) Elementary Schools (Primary+Upper Primary) st (1 to 8th Class) (b) Special education :Schools for special education are like Industrial training, Polytechnic, Agriculture, Multipurpose, Library science, Language teaching, Physical education, O.T ., Home science, Pre-vocational Training Schools. 1.22 SMC constituted under section 21 of RTE Act,2009 is a non-political body constituted for better co-ordination and interaction between parents and teachers for improvement in standards, quality education and insfrastructure in a school. Schools under Public Management are schools under the direct management of Government or committees acting on behalf of Government or boards exercising statutory powers. School Year means: (a) Financial year, viz. from 1st April to 31st March for both winter and summer closing schools. (b) Academic year, viz. for(i) Summer closing schools: From 1st April to 31st March. (ii) Winter closing schools: from 16 February to 15 February.

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SMC is a non-political body constituted for better co-ordination and interaction between parents and teachers for improvement in standards of quality education and infrastructure in a school. Scholarship means a periodic payment to a pupil, granted for a fixed period on conditions approved by the Department. Open Scholarship means a scholarship, which is not restricted to any particular section or class and is awarded under rules of general application.
Guardian in relation to child means a person having the care and custody of that child and includes a natural guardian or guardian appointed or declared by a court or a statute.

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Stipend means subsistence allowance paid to a pupil on certain conditions to enable or induce him to pursue a specified course of study. Government Revenue means the revenue administered by the Himachal Pradesh Government. Code of Professional Ethics means a set of rules and obligations for the conduct of teachers in accordance with the ideals of the profession.