Government have issued orders for introduction of foundation course in all Municipal Schools in the State and Operational Guidelines for the programme.
Orders were issued extending the foundation course to primary segment i.e., classes I to V and permitting the CDMA for procurement of Printing and Distribution of Student Work Books.
Further, the similar activities have been taken up in Anganwadi pre -schools also vide G.O.Rt.No.457, MA & UD (D1) Department dated 27.06.2017
CDMA., has stated that the Reforms implemented in previous years have been rigorously reviewed, have been taken stock and a need is identified to restructure the Reforms.
A State Level Workshop was conducted on 13-9-2019 with the broad agenda of Transformation of Municipal Schools. . During the workshop Municipal Commissioners and RDMAs were divided into groups and brainstorming sessions on various reforms and activities were conducted.
Based on their active participation and feedback, the suggestions given by the teams and study of various successful models in the Country an Annual Education Work and Finance Plan (EWFP) has been prepared for the year 2019-2020 for Municipal Schools submitted in Annexure I, II & III,
The C&DMA has requested the Government to approve the Annual Education and Work and Finance Plan(EWFP), 2019-20 as proposed in Annexure I, II and III of his proposal and to permit to call, evaluate and accept RFPs/Tenders, to initiate these programs in the current academic year and if required span their completion during the next academic year.
The C&DMA has also requested to permit to constitute a Tender/RFP technical Evaluation and Acceptance Committee to assist the CDMA in implementation of the above said activities with the following composition:
1) Additional Director of Municipal Administration(ADMA) – Chairperson
2) CE from Public Health – Member
3) Finance Manager- MEPMA- Member
4) JD IT O/o C&DMA – Member
5) DD O/o C&DMA- member Convener
After careful examination of the proposal and in consultation with the School Education Department, Government hereby approves the following Action Plan :
a) Annual Education Work and Finance Plan for the year 2019-20 ( Annexure I-Rs 31.91 Crs, Annexure II- Rs 4.70 Crs, Annexure III-13.39 Crs as appended)
b) Permit the C&DMA to call , evaluate and accept RFPs/Tenders, to initiate the programs as proposed in the Annual Education and Finance Plan above, in the current academic year and if required span their completion during the next academic year.
c) Permit the C&DMA to constitute a Tender/RFP technical Evaluation and Acceptance Committee to assist the CDMA in implementation of the proposed activities and finalization and approval of the Bids with the composition as proposed at para-3 above.
The Commissioner and Director of Municipal Administration, A.P., Guntur shall meet the expenditure from the provision under the Head of Account 2217-80-191-11-77-310-312- Assistance to Municipalities for providing basic facilities in municipal Schools as accorded administrative sanction.
The Commissioner and Director of Municipal Administration, A.P., Guntur shall take necessary action in accordingly.
Total 3rd to 8thgrade enrollment is 206265
Of this 25% (51566 children) are the estimated target group for budget
Each of the 52000 students will be given 4 workbooks (English, Telugu, Science, Mathematics)
Only printing cost @ Rs 18 per work book is taken (30 paise * 50/60 pages)
Hence workbook cost is Rs.18*4 (No. of workbooks) *52000 (No. of children)=Rs.38Lakh
There will be coordination with SSA during content development
During Last year supplementary advanced and remedial study material costs was Rs.8.5 Crores.
To this 10% may be added for current year as enrollment in schools has increased by 16%
For the IT Solution Rs.35 L may be
provisioned for Software development, Server and data base maintenance
All IT solutions proposed will be worked out in an integrated mode,feasibility of existing solutions, cost optimization etc.