In order to empower and improve education system in Delhi, the government has decided to soon launch a mobile application for School Management Committees in order to assist them and ease their functioning. Each School Management Committee consists of 16 members as a team including a teacher, a principal(school head), 12 parents, an MLA and a social activist. An SMC is a committee that works to provide better learning environment along with good infrastructure maintenance to the students for their good academic growth. The School Management Committees are established under the Right to Education Act.
The Aam Aadmi Party dispensation in Delhi had directed the School Management Committees to make sure that the parents and the family members of the students are involved in their studies as well as help in proper and smooth functioning of schools. Each member of the committee is given proper duties and rights in order to ensure that everything in the school happens without any hassles.
About the Mobile App
The application called the ‘SMC App’ is a means of keeping record of everything important that takes place in the school. The mobile application will also act as a medium of easy communication between the committee members. The members will be able to report school issues on the application so that they can be brought into notice and steps can be taken to tackle the issues. With the help of this application, regular school functioning will become easier like recording absenteeism of the teachers or the other staff, the funds required, their expenses, donation received etc.
“The SMC mobile application will not only provide a virtual platform to the management bodies to connect with the members and be updated on issues pertaining to the functioning of the schools but also act as a record maintenance tool,” a Delhi government official said.
Other than the School Management Committee members, the officials of the Directorate of Education and other concerned departments will also have access to this application for smooth functioning of the school.
About Delhi Government’s Education Action Plan
The application will be launched under Delhi Government’s Education Action Plan, which works to improve the quality of education. According to this, government school teachers will get an online individual learning platform. They can also form a online forum where they can discuss and share solutions. Also for students of sixth standard, a summer camp will be organized every year under the Education Action Plan.
The Education Action Plan is dedicated to build skilled and well trained staff for the schools and childhood educational centers. SMC along with other departments associated with education system is not only able to improve the education in government schools, but has also spread awareness regarding the same.