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