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Reimbursement of fees to Anglo Indian students ::

During  2009-10  a sum of Rs. 7.00 lakhs  was released by the   Government  of Karnataka  to Zilla Panchayaths to reimburse  fees to Anglo Indian  students studying standards from I to X.

Declaring Primary and Secondary Institutions as "Minority Educational Institutions" :

For the above purpose the Government vide Circular dated: 20.07.2004, has  constituted a committee under the chairmanship of the Principal Secretary, Primary and Secondary Education, to process the proposals of educational institutions seeking minority status. The Secretary, Department of Law and the Commissioner for Public Instruction are the other members. The Director of Public Instruction (Urdu and Other Minority Language Schools) is the Member Secretary.

Integrated Education :

This scheme, Integrated Education for the  Disabled is being monitored by the Directorate of Minority & Other Languages and implemented through the DIETs. During the year 2002-03 around 70 NGOs were approved by the Government to implement  this scheme.  For the year 2003-04 around 110 NGOs  have been approved.

Under this scheme, the main Thrust  is to integrate the children with disabilites into regular schools. An additional teacher to cater to these disabled  children is provided  At present most of the NGOs are implementing this scheme on the pattern of Mobile School,  wherein  one special teacher covers  even more than one school.  Under the  scheme, each teacher has to cover at least 8 children.    Grants are provided for the salary of the said  special  teacher apart from the grants for providing uniforms, text books, aids and equipments for establishing the library/resource centres etc.,  The special teachers are paid salary  as per the scale applicable to primary school teachers in the Government schools

School Development and  Monitoring Committees:

In order to ensure community ownership and community participation in education the  Government have evolved this system of  having for each Government school a School Development and Monitoring Committee.   Apart from others,  the main  members of this committe will be 9  parents  whose children are studying in the said school.   The SDMC has been given  necessary  powers and functions for ensuring  that the  schools  are  managed better  and most of the issues  relating to the academic aspects and developmental activities of the schools are addressed to by SDMCs.   The Head Master of the school functions as the Secretary of the SDMC.   The  present system has  been evolved  by issue of  executive orders of the Govt. of Karnataka, and action is under way  to continue the system of  SDMC and even make it  more effective for which a proposal to make these SDMCs as part of  the Panchayathi Raj Institutions, by making them sub-committees of the  respective Gram Panchayaths, is under  consideration  of the Government, in co-ordination with the Rural Development  and Panchayath Raj Department

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