SARVA SIKSHA MISSION

Name of the Officer-in-Charge Smt. Bulan Bhattacharya (Maity)
Contact Details Telephone No: - 033-2640-4353, Fax: - 033-2637-7671
E-mail:-ssmhowrah[at]gmail[dot]com
Address:-1, Rishi Bankim Chandra Road, Howrah-711101, Old Collectorate (Annex Building), Room No.-10, 1st Floor.
Name of the Staff
Duties of the Department & Services

The main functions of this Department are as follows:
1.Infrastructural Support :- To achieve the goals of RTE norms, Funds are allotted to the schools for infrastructural development purposes namely ACR, Toilets (Girls & Boys), Barrier Free Toilet (for CWSN), Boundary Wall, Guard Wall, Repairing grants, Toilets under Ganga Action Plan, Electrification on the basis of planning made on field verification report and U-DISE data.
2.Retention :- The following steps are taken to improve children’s attendance, 100% retention & transition in schools etc :
a) Providing Uniforms, Free Text Book, Mid-Day-Meal etc.
b) Special focus on games & sports and cultural activities.
c) Peer Group learning.
d) Science show / Exhibition for Upper Primary Children
e) Parents Counselling involving teachers & MTA members & Community for upliftment of social life of the children.
f) Orientation of VEC/MTA members to emphasis on education.
g) Counselling of Community leaders on education.
3.Enhancing Quality :- For enhancing quality of teachers, subject wise teacher training on new syllabus are imparted and training on Computer Aided Learning to the teachers are also provided.
4.Children With Special Need (CWSN):-
a).Strengthening the identification system of CWSN: Emphasis is given to streamline the process of identification of CWSN.
b)Procurement of Aids And Appliances: Fund for procurement of Aids and Appliances is proposed for identified CWSN.
c)Full coverage of CWSN: Initiatives is taken for 100% coverage of CWSN through regular schools.
d).Teachers Training :- Emphasis is given to make source person from in service teachers through RCI Foundation course.
e) Strengthening the Resource Room :- To provide support services including remedial teaching to the CWSN & to implement Therapeutic Management.
f).Transport Allowance: A number of Children with ASD, CP, HI, and Multiple Disabilities are enrolled under different schools. Transport allowance is considered for those categories of CWSN. All Girls with disabilities are also considered for the transport allowance.
g)Escort Allowance: Apart from transport allowance, Escort allowance is proposed for the CWSN with Lower extremity disabilities, Blindness and Mental Retardation enrolled under different schools.
h).Braille Book and Large Print Book: Braille Book and Large Print Book is required to be procured for Visual Impaired Students.
5.Special Training For Mainstreaming Out Of School Chidlren :- Section 4 of the RTE Act makes specific provision for Special Training for age appropriate admission for out of school children. A majority of out of school children belong to disadvantaged communities: scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, muslim minorities, migrants, children with special needs, Urban Deprived Children, working children etc.
6.Girls Education :- Sarva Shiksha Mission lays emphasis on bridging all gender and social category gaps at elementary education level with time bound objectives. It provides access, ensuring enrolment, improving retention and quality of girls education in both primary and upper primary level incorporating gender sensitive components - conducting exposure visit for girls, Metric Mela, Vocational Training for girls, building separate toilet for girls etc.
7.Management Information System : The best practices for implementing Education Management Information Systems (EMIS) is to improve planning, organizational efficiencies, data collection and analysis, information sharing and transparency in the education sector, especially as these activities may relate to helping meet objectives related to Education.
Student Data Base Management Information System (SDBMIS) :- Detailed information of each and every student of schools is being incorporated in the aforesaid data base from the year 2016.
8.Community Mobilization activities :- Community Mobilization/ Participation :- It would be impossible to succeed the objectives of RTE without the wholehearted support and ownership by the people and community.
1.To ensure community participation people are made involvement in the forum of VEC/WEC for primary and MC for Upper Primary.
2. Community involvement during the Enrolment drive celebration.
3.Motivating parents of children including disabled for their enrolment in schools.
4.Taking suggestion from the community for better performance of the students / school.
5. Involve community members in school activities to reduce social distance between the school and the community.
6.Child register containing all sorts of information of children from birth to the age of 14 is thoroughly maintained at CLRC level. Community members are also involved in this programme.
9.SMC/PRI Training :- Members of SMC/PRI are imparted training for residential / non-residential for 3 days.

Administrative Structure (HR) of the Section
Functions in detail & Public Services Provided
District Planning Committee and Preparation of District Plan

The District SSA Committee is constituted with the following members.
­ Savadhipati, Zilla Parishad, - Chairman.
­ District Magistrate – Executive Vice-Chairman
­ Chairman, DPSC, Howrah – Vice Chairman
­ Karmadhyaksha, Siksha Sthayee Samity, Zilla Parishad – Vice -Chairman
­ District Inspector of School (P.E.).- Member
­ District Inspector of School (S.E.).-Member
­ District Nodal Officer, SSK & MSK – Member
­ Dist. Mass Education Extension Officer – Member
­ Dist. Programme Officer, ICDS – Member
­ Dist. Engineer, Zilla Parisad - Member
­ District Project Officer, SSA- Member Secretary.
In every year as per U-DISE and Field Verification report Intervention wise proposal for AWP&B is sent to Project Approval Board through State Project Office for Approval.

Monthly Reports

• Monthly Fund Flow & Cash Flow Statement
• Monthly Progress Report on Civil intervention.

Relevant acts guideline & circulars (for public domain) All Allotment Orders, Circulars etc. are uploaded in District web site through DIO- NIC.
Important Links
Success Stories

Students’ Attendance – 90%, Teachers’ Attendance – 94 %, Retention Rate (Pry.) – 96% & UP- 96.39%, Separate Toilets for Girls – Pry- 96.56 and UP – 87.09%. For CWSN :-
• For procurement of aids and appliances from ALIMCO for 1102 Nos. of CWSN.
• Transport allowance for 1414 Nos. CWSN and Escort Allowance for 1535 Nos. CWSN