Strengthening of Existing Secondary Schools

The following componentsare included in strengthening of infrastructure in the existing high schools based on their need which will be recorded in the SEMIS of that particular year

Additional classrooms

  • Class Room- Pupil Ratio: 1:40  - Minimum ratio : 1:25
  • Class Room size: as per State norm.
  • At least two additional class rooms should be built in one secondary school
  • At least four additional class rooms, two sections each for classes IX & X should be built in one upgraded upper primary schools
  • Should involve elements of community contribution.
  • Grants will be available only for those schools which have existing buildings of their own
  • Cost of construction will include furniture, fixtures, fittings, circulation area (verandah) etc.

Science Laboratory

  • One Integrated Science Laboratory- for Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Mathematics.
  • Room size: as per State norm.
  • Should involve elements of community contribution.
  • Grants will be available only for those schools which have existing buildings of their own
  • Cost of construction will include furniture, fixtures, fittings, circulation area (verandah) etc.

Lab Equipments Necessary equipments for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics’ will be needed initially to facilitate academic activities.

Headmaster/ Principal room

  • One room for Principal.
  • Room will also be used for meeting room.
  • Room size should be adequate as per state govt. norms for holding meetings
  • Should involve elements of community contribution.
  • Grants will be available only for those schools which have existing buildings of their own
  • Cost of construction will include furniture, fixtures, fittings, circulation area (verandah) etc.

Office Room One room of adequate size as per state govt. norm for office staff and Teachers Should involve elements of community contribution.

Grants will be available only for those schools which have existing buildings of their own Cost of construction will include furniture, fixtures, fittings, circulation area (verandah) etc.

Girls’ Activity Room

  • One room of adequate size as per state govt. norm
  • Should involve elements of community contribution.
  • Grants will be available only for those schools which have existing buildings of their own
  • Cost of construction will include fixtures, fittings, circulation area (verandah) etc.

Computer room/ laboratory

  • Room size: as per State norm.
  • Should involve elements of community contribution.
  • Grants will be available only for those schools which have existing buildings of their own
  • Cost of construction will include furniture, fixtures, fittings, circulation area (verandah) etc.

Art/ Craft/Culture Laboratory

  • Class Room size: as per State norm.
  • Should involve elements of community contribution.
  • Grants will be available only for those schools which have existing  buildings of their own
  • Cost of construction will include furniture/ equipments/ tools, fixtures, fittings, circulation  
  • area (verandah) etc.

Library

  • Library will be established and run in a room of adequate size as per the norms fixed by the State Government or Raja Ram Mohan Roy
  • Library Foundation, the nodal agency of Govt. of India to support public library services and systems.
  • Should involve elements of community contribution.
  • Grants will be available only for those schools which have existing buildings of their own
  • Cost of construction will include furniture, Almirah, racks, fixtures, fittings, circulation area (verandah) etc.
  • Community should be approached to provide books and furniture etc. in the library.

Toilets and Drinking water facilities

  • Requisite number of toilet blocks in each school, separately for Boys, Girls, staffs & teachers and differently abled children
  • Adequate drinking water facilities in every school
  • Proper drainage system in every school etc

Furniture & fixtures

  • As far as possible, existing furniture should be repaired
  • Actual requirements for classrooms, laboratories, libraries and others will be worked out on the basis of approved scales of furniture fixed by the State Governments
  • In case of condemnation through due process and/ or deficiency, purchase of furniture for following will be subject to the ceiling of Rs. 1.00 lakh per school,
  • Principal Room
  • Office and Teacher Room
  • Due Regard should be paid to usefulness and economy
  • Luxury items should not be purchased
  • Community will be approached to provide furniture in the schools
  • Purchases, if any will be done through State owned small scale industries or NSIC.

Development of Play Ground, if available in school.

  • Schools not having playground will use play ground in neighborhood schools or the Community Playground
  • Community, PRIs, MP LAD, MLA LAD may also contribute towards development & maintenance.
  • Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports will also be approached.
  • Cost will not exceed Rs.10, 000/- per school

Boundary Wall _ Need to be constructed by the States/ UTs, if not already constructed

  • Community, PRIs, MP LAD, MLA LAD, private sector may contribute towards construction and maintenance of boundary wall.
  • Department of Environment and forest may be approached to develop social forestry in the schools.

Physical Infrastructure- Recurring Repairing and Renovations – Major and Minor.
Repairing and renovations will primarily be undertaken through involvement of community or the private sector.
On the basis of approved estimate by State Governments following grants may be considered under special circumstances;

  • In case of Major – one time total amount of expenditure should not exceed Rs. 2.00 lakh per school in case of two sections in school and Rs. 4.00 lakh per school in case of four sections in school
  • In case of Minor – total amount of expenditure should not exceed Rs. 25, 000/- in a year.
  • Following repairing works can be undertaken,
  • School building
  • Toilets
  • Tanks
  • Play Ground
  • Campus
  • Conservancy Services
  • Electrical fittings
  • Sanitary & Other fittings
  • Furniture and fixtures etc.

Expenditure on repair & maintenance of building would not be included for calculating the 33% limit for civil works. Grants will be available only for those schools which have existingbuildings of their own

Repair/replacement of Laboratory Equipments

  • Science lab for classes IX-X
  • Replacement and/ or repairing of laboratory equipments
  • Purchase of consumables/chemicals etc.
  • Upkeep of laboratories

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