SARVA SIKSHA ABHIYAN
(SSA)

Sarva Siksha Abhiyan is a flagship programme of Government of India for achievement of Universalisation of Elementary Education (UEE). As per the 86th amendment of the Indian Constitution, it is mandatory to make free and compulsory education to the children of 6 to 14 years age group as a fundamental right. This is a central-state joint programme. The SSA programme seeks to provide additional class room, toilets, dinking water, maintenance grant etc. to improve the existing school set up. SSA provides additional Para Teacher for the schools which have not adequate teacher strength for teaching. SSA has a special focus on girls&rsquo education and children with special needs (CWSN). This programme is also providing Computer Education and Computer Aided Learning (CAL), which helps the children to know the present digital world.
 
Background
 
Constitutional, Legal & National Statements
 
Constitutional Mandate 1950
 
&ldquoThe State shall endeavor to provide, within a period of ten years from the commencement of this constitution, for free and compulsory education to all children until they complete the age of 14 years.&rdquo
 
National Policy of Education, 1986
 
&ldquoIt shall be ensured that free and compulsory education of satisfactory quality is provided to all children up to 14 years of age before we enter the twenty first century.&rdquo
 
Unnikrishnan Judgment, 1993
 
&ldquoEvery child/citizen of this country has a right to free education until he completes the age of fourteen (14) years. Education Ministers&rsquo Resolve, 1998 &ndash &ldquoUniversal Elementary Education should be pursued in the mission mode. It emphasised the need to pursue a holistic and convergent approach towards UEE.&rdquo
 
National Committee&rsquos Report on UEE in the mission mode, 1999
 
&ldquoUEE should be pursued in a mission mode with a holistic and convergent approach with emphasis on preparation of District Elementary Education Plans for UEE. It supported the fundamental right to education and desired quick action towards operationalisation of the mission mode towards UEE&rdquoObjectives
 
The objectives of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, which promise to change the face of elementary education sector of the country, are as follows :-
  • All children in school, Education Guarantee Centre, Alternate School, ' to School' camp.
  • All children complete five years of primary schooling
  • All children complete eight years of schooling
  • Focus on elementary education of satisfactory quality with emphasis on education for life.
  • Bridge all gender and social category gaps at primary stage by 2007 and at elementary education level.
  • Universal retention
     
Sarva Siksha Abhiyan in North 24 Parganas
 
As Sarva Siksha Abhiyan programme was launched in this District in the year 2001-2002, hence 2010-2011 is the 10th year of this programme. The District Project Office of SSA, North 24 Parganas is situated in Barasat. There are 57 Educational Circle in 5 Sub-Division in North 24 Parganas which have 3595 Primary Schools 974 Upper Primary Schools (as per DISE 2009-2010).
 
Literacy Scenario
 
The Literacy figures as revealed from Census 2001 for the state of West Bengal and the North 24 Parganas District has been shown here in a comparative manner &ndash
 
Sl.
No.
Level
Male
(%)
Female
(%)
Total
(%)
02. West Bengal State
81.69
66.57
76.26
01. North 24 Parganas District
88.66
81.05
84.95

Basic Information

Educational Scenario (Primary)

Sl.
No.
Section
Figure
01 Habitations without primary school / EGS i.e. unserved habitation
18
02 5 to 8+ Population (as on 1.1.2013)
858907
03 5 to 9+ Population girls (as on 1.1.2013)
413713
04 5 to 8+ Population boys (as on 1.1.2013)
445194
05 5 to 8+ Population SC girls (as on 1.1.2013)
85225
06 5 to 8+ Population ST girls (as on 1.1.2013)
9226
07 5 to 8+ Population Minority girls (as on 1.1.2013)
98961
08 5 to 8+ Population SC boys (as on 1.1.2013)
176935
09 5 to 8+ Population ST boys (as on 1.1.2013)
9928
10 5 to 8+ Population Minority Boys (as on 1.1.2013)
106490
11 No of assessed IED/CWSN children
23359
12 No of IED/CWSN out of school children
4220
13 Number of Educational Circles
57
14 Number of Schools (run by Govt. /DPSC) as per DISE 2011-12
3731
15 No of schools with ramps as per DISE 2011-12
3442
16 No of schools with kitchen shed
3579
17 No of schools under Mid Day Meal
3586
18 No. of sanctioned post of teachers (Govt.)
14192
19 No. of Sahayaks/Assistant teachers engaged (Para)
1859
20 Total sanctioned post (Para)
3290
21 No. of teachers (Govt.) as per DISE 2011-12..
14214
22 No. of untrained teachers (Govt.)
6691
23 No. of in-service teachers (Govt.)c
16073
24 Percentage of female teachers in Govt schools
42.03%
25 Enrolment in Govt. schools (DPSC)
554336
26 No. of over age enrolment in primary school.
15294
27 Enrolment in Pvt. Schools
288900
28 Gross Enrolment (Overall)
843236
29 Net Enrolment (Overall)
827942
30 GER (%)
98.18
31 NER (%) 93.27
 

Educational Scenario (Upper Primary)

Sl.
No.
Section
Figure
01 9 to 14 Population (as on 01.01.2013)
953185
02 9 to 14 Population girls (as on 1.1.2013)
460391
03 9 to 14 Population boys (as on 1.1.2013)
492794
04 9 to 14 Population SC girls (as on 1.1.2013))
94981
05 9 to 14 Population ST girls (as on 1.1.2013)
10267
06 9 to 14 Population Minority girls (as on 1.1.2013)
98961
07 9 to 14 Population SC boys (as on 1.1.2013)
101515
08 9 to 14 Population ST Boys (as on 1.1.2013)
10989
09 9 to 14 Population Minority Boys (as on 1.1.2013)
117876
10 No of Schools (Govt. / Govt. aided) as per DISE 2011-12.
1050
11 No of schools not covered under OBB
0
12 No of dilapidate / collapsed school building as per DISE 2011-12.
0
13 No of assessed IED/CWSN children
8813
14 No of IED/CWSN out of school children
1495
15 No of sanctioned post of teachers (Govt./Govt. aided)
12388
16 No of Sahayaks/Asst. teachers engaged (Para)
2431
17 Total sanctioned post of teachers (Para)
3366
18 No of school teachers (Govt./Govt. aided) as per DISE 2011-12
12835
19 No of untrained teachers (Govt. / Govt. aided)
3467
20 Total no of enrolment in Govt. school as per DISE 2011-12
575573
21 Total no of enrolment in Pvt. Schools

292605

 
22 No of over age enrolment in upper primary school.
8804
23 Total Enrolment (overall)
868178
24 Net Enrolment (overall)
859374
25 Out of school children in the age group of 10 to 13+
6212
26 GER (%)
96.88
27 NER (%)
95.92
28 No. of schools having drinking water facility (Govt./Govt. aided) as per DISE 2008-09
1050
29 No of schools not having drinking water facility(Govt./Aided) as per DISE 2008-09
0
30 No of schools having toilet facility(Govt./Govt.aided) as per DISE 2008-09
1050
31 No of schools not having toilet facility(Govt./Govt.aided) as per DISE 2011-12
0
32 School-Student Ratio (Govt./Govt. aided) as per DISE 2011-12
493.63
33 School-Teacher Ratio (Govt./Govt.aided) as per DISE 2011-12
11.01
34 Pupil-Teacher Ratio (Govt./Govt. aided) as per DISE 2011-12
44.84
35 Pupil-Teacher Ratio w.r.t. Govt teachers & para teachers
37.70

District Sarva Siksha Abhiyan Committee

Sl.
No.
Name of Post Designation
01 Chairman Sabhadhipati, ZP
02 Vice-Chairman District Magistrate
03. Member Chairman DPSC
04 Member Karmadhyakshya, Siksha Sthayee Samity, ZP
05 Member District Inspector of School(Primary)
06 Member District Inspector of School(SE)
07 Member BKP
08 Member Executive Engineer, ZP
09 Member D.P & R.D.O
10 Member DMEO
11 Member DSWO
12 Member DPO(ICDS)
13 Member DNO(SSK)
14 Nominated members From SSA Committee
15 Nominated members From SSA Committee
16 Nominated members From SSA Committee
17 Nominated members From SSA Committee

Sarva Siksha Abhiyan Working Level in District

Sl.
No.
Lavel Post Name/Designation Nos.
01 District Project Director District Magistrate
1
02 District ADM-in-Charge Additional District Magistrate (G)
1
03. District District Project Officer Dy. Magistrate & Dy. Collector
1
04 Sub-Division Chairman Sub-Divisional Officer
5
05 Sub-Division Convener AI (SE)
5
06 Circle Level Resource Centre Circle Project Coordinator SI of School & RT (CLRC)
57
07 Cluster Resource Centre in GP   RT(CRC)
326
08 Village Education Committee Secretary HT(Pry) of concerned Sansad
2944
09 Ward Education Committee Secretary HT(Pry) of concerned Ward
680
10 Mother Teacher Association    
695

STAFF DETAILS OF DISTRICT PROJECT OFFICE, SSA

SL.
NO.
Name of Post Designation
01
Dr. Achintya Kr. Hajra
D.P.O.
02
Vacant
A.D.P.O.
03
Kuntal Roy Chowdhury
Planning Co-ordinator
04
Samapti Roy
Research Co-ordinator
05
Sumi Aich
MIS-in-Charge
06
Dipayan Ghosh
PMIS Coordinator
07
Indrajit Bhattacharya
DEO (Data Entry Oparetor)
08
Amit Kumar Dutta
DEO (Data Entry Oparetor)
09
Sudipta Ganguly (Chatterjee)
Co-ordinator for children with special needs
10
Shipra Nandy
Co-ordinator for Girls' Education (Gender)
11
Vacant
Co-ordinator for CM & AS
12
Bijan Bhattacharya
DSTM
13
Sutapa Guha
DSTM
14
Bipasa Mondal
DSTM
15
Sahanara Begam
DSTM
16
Vacant
DSTM
17
Provash Chandra Mondal
DSTM
18
Nizamuddin Ahammed
District Programme Coordinator (Pedagogy)
19
Mousumi Das
District Programme Coordinator (Pedagogy)
20
Abhijit Nandy
Junior Engineer
21
Gouri Roy Chowdhury
Junior Engineer
22
Arabindya Metya
Asst. Engineer
23
Sekhar Saha
FAO
24
Pitter Ghosh
UDA (Account)
25
Vacant
UDA (Cash)
26
Rita Bhoumik
UDA (General)
27
Vacant
Accountant
28
Sritanu Banerjee
LDA
29
Vacant
LDA
30
Samiul Shaikh
Technical Asst.
31
Victor Chowdhury
Gr. 'D' Staff (peon/Night Guard)
32
Ajmira Khatun
Gr. 'D' Staff (peon/Night Guard)
33
Vacant
Gr. 'D' Staff (peon/Night Guard)

Intervention-wise Activities

Sl.
No.
Interventions Activities
01 Girls Education, S.C/S.T, Innovative Activities
  • Collection of information regarding girls education
  • Formation of Mother-Teacher Association (MTA).
  • Conducting Ma-O-Meye Mela , Matri Sachetanata Dibos for campaigning of Girls Education and social awareness.
  • Conducting workshop for adolescent girls to discuss and reduce their problems.
  • Implementation of Computer Aided Learning (CAL) programme.
  • Activities like exposure visit, Summer camp for minority girls and children
  • Any innovative programme for improvement of Girls Education.
  • Allotment of grant for free text book
02 Teachers Training & Pedagogy
  • Conducting subject wise Teachers Training for improvement of Education quality
  • Formation of District Resource Group
  • Conduct training for Resource Person
  • Allotment of fund for Teacher Salary (Regular and Para)
  • Recruitment and Renewal of Para Teacher
03 Civil
  • Construction of School Building (Primary/Upper Primary)
  • Allotment of grant for Additional Class Room(ACR)
  • Electrification of schools
  • Providing toilet, sanitation and drinking water facilities in schools.
04 IED
  • Identification of CWSN
  • Conduct training for CWSN
  • Formation of DLRO
  • Engagement of Special Educator for CWSN
  • Allotment of grant for constructing RAMP, Hand Rail etc.
  • Conducting Medical Camp for physically challenged children (Low Vision Camp, Health Camp etc.)
  • Distribution of aids/appliances free of cost
05 Community Mobilisation & Alternative Schooling
  • Provide Alternative Schooling facilities for OOSC (Out of School Children)
  • Formation of VEC/WEC (Village Education Committee/ Word Education Committee)
  • Campaigning for public awareness regarding Primary Education through sign-board, hoarding, poster etc.
  • Conducting Special Enrollment Drive Programme
  • Maintaining Child Register for 0+ to 14 years children
06 Planning
  • Creation of Annual Work Plane and Budget (AWP&B)
  • Supervise the implementation of work plane from District level to Gram Panchayat level.
  • Dealing and processing of recruitment matter.
  • Preparation of MPR/QPR
07 Research and Studies
  • COHORT entry
  • Conducting studies on several SSM activities (e.g. Educational status & achievement of enrolled CWSN status of promotion, drop-out, migration, Impact of TLM grant, Educational status of Educationally Backward block)
  • Published and communicate to all concerned level for necessary action.
08 Management Information System
  • Preservation of information regarding SSA
  • Creation of School database
  • DISE(District Information System for Education) entry
  • Data analysis
  • Data Entry
09 Accounts
  • Maintaining all type of Accounts Book like- Ledger, Cash Book, Asset Register etc. using Tally software
  • Fund Management
  • Fund disbursement in various head under SSA
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis

Important Contact Numbers & Email Address

Sl.
No.
NAME OF THE OFFICE CONTACT DETAILS
01 State Project Office Paschim Banga Rajya Prarambhik Shiksha Unnayan Sanstha
Bikash Bhavan, (2nd Floor),
Salt Lake,  Kolkata - 700091
Ph : 2334-3102,2358-1822    
Fax : 2358-5297
e-mail : pbssm.spo@gmail.com
02 District Project Office
North 24 Parganas, SSA
District Project Officer,  SSA , North 24 Parganas
Office of the District Magistrate
P.O. Barasat, Dist. North 24 Parganas
Phone  : 033-25628190               
Fax : 2584-4016
e-mail : ssan24@gmail.com

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Sl.
No.
Questions Answer
01 What is DISE?
DISE means District Information System for Education. It is one of the major basic databases of SSA where all the relevant data of the primary & upper primary schools are present and depending on which all types of grant And even engagement e.g. in the post of Additional Para Teachers are given.
02 How many Upper Primary schools are there in North 24 Parganas District?
As per DISE 2009-2010, there are 974 Upper Primary Schools in North 24 Parganas.
03 How many Primary Schools are there in North 24 Parganas?
As per DISE 2009-2010, there are 3595 Primary Schools in North 24 Parganas District.
04 What is Para Teacher?
Depending on the report of DISE, SSA provides Additional Para Teacher (APT) to those Primary and Upper Primary Schools which have not adequate teachers for teaching of the students.
05 How many CLRC are there in North 24 Parganas?
There are 57 CLRC in North 24 Parganas.
06 How many CRC are there in North 24 Parganas.
There are 326 CRC in North 24 Parganas.
07 What is CLRC?
CLRC means Circle Level Resource Centre which is 57 in number. Out of these URC (Urban Resource Centre) is 15 in number and the rest are the BRC i.e. Block Resource Centre which is 42 in number.
08 What is CRC?
CRC means Cluster Resource Centre which is 326 in number in the District each caring maximum 15 Primary Schools in urban (CLRC) area and in rural (CLRC) area each is covering all Primary Schools of one G.P. Each CRC is headed by the Cluster coordinator who is the Head Teacher of that Primary School.
09 What is COHORT?
COHORT is a scientific method to study a particular group (of students) throughout some specific successive years to know some pre-determined characteristics like nature of promotion , drop out, migration repetition at primary and upper primary level.
10 What is ACR?
ACR is a grant, which is given for the construction of Additional Class Room from SSA fund.
 
Important links
 
1. Education, Govt. of India                   : www.education.nic.in/ssa/ssa_1.asp
2. SSA, Govt. of West Bengal               : http://wb.ssa.nic.in/
3. SSA, Govt. of India                             : http://ssa.nic.in/
4. Dist. Info. System for Education     : www.dise.in

 


Last Update - 21/10/2013