Barinder Saluja, Chandigarh,April 5: Haryana Government has decided to set up Haryana Adarsh Vidyalaya through Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode in which two lakh students will be admitted and 50 per cent of them would be from socially and economically disadvantaged sections of the society. The number of girls amongst the selected students would not be less than 40 per cent. The decision was taken at a meeting presided over by the Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, here today.It was decided that as a pilot project, five schools would be set up. The objective of these model schools would be to enhance access to world-class education for all, especially those living in rural areas and the children belonging to low income families. Also, these aim at creating centres of excellence in school education by combining the respective strengths for the public and private sectors to supplement each other in pursuit of the shared goal of good education for all. By focusing on low income families, these schools will help in building a cohesive, secular and merit based environment that would promote inclusive growth and train future leaders.
The policy on selection of locations for phased implementation of the scheme will be spelt out by the state government before inviting proposals. The bid would be called for selecting the Non Government Organisations (NGOs) such as Trusts, Societies and not for profit companies as the PPP partner. The schools are proposed to be established at locations to be identified by the state government in each town/block.
The selected NGOs would be responsible for providing infrastructure. The private entities will also be responsible for management of the schools including provision of teaching, teaching aids, library, laboratories, equipments, playgrounds and other extracurricular facilities. The maximum capacity of a school would not normally exceed 2500 students. The estimated capital cost of setting up a school, which could vary from Rs five to seven crore would be borne by the private entities. The land required for establishing the school may be procured by the private entities from the local authorities at concessional rates. Alternatively, the private entities may procure land or buildings from any other source through purchase or by way of long term lease. However, in cases where the state government would invite location specific offers from private entities and also for the first five schools to be set up under this scheme, the state government would provide the land at concessional rates either directly or through local bodies.
In each school, the state government would sponsor 1000 selected students of whom the 50 per cent would be from Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Below Poverty Line and the remaining may be children of non income tax payers. The number of girls amongst the selected students would not be less than 40 per cent and in case the number of girl students exceeded 40 per cent, the suitable incentive will be paid, while any shortfall would attract a
The private entity would also provide mid day meals upto class VIII, text books and two uniforms each for summers and winters to all students enrolled in the school. The reimbursement for the expenses incurred on the above with respect to select students would be made by the state government as per the rates prescribed under existing
schemes. The private entity would also be responsible for providing an annual health check for all the students in the school.
The meeting was attended by the Education Minister, Mrs Geeta Bhukkal, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Rao Dan Singh, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr Chhatar Singh, Principal OSD, Mr M.S. Chopra, Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Education, Mrs Surina Rajan, Director General, School Education, Mr.Vijayendra Kumar and other officers. No.IPRDH/2011