SCHOOL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
An SMC works toward achieving proper and smooth functioning of a school, by catering to its infrastructure needs, mid-day meal programs and ensuring a better learning environment for children. A school development plan (S.D.P) is prepared and shared with government officials. As per RTE guidelines an SMC is a member committee comprising parents and community representatives.
First, a meeting is held in the school premises and all parents of children enrolled in the school and other villagers
conduct a baithak (an informal gathering). It is called an AAM SABHA (General Meeting).
Interested people from among this group apply for the posts of President and Vice-President.
Polling takes place and the person who receives the most votes becomes the President of the Committee. However,
the President should definitely have his or her child enrolled in the school. The Vice-President is also elected in a similar fashion.
Ideally the principal of the school is made the Secretary of the SMC, but in case there isnot any Principal,
the next most experienced teacher in the school is appointed as Secretary.