Government schools of UP can be booked for private programs. The government is considering in this regard. A draft policy has been prepared for this.
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Government schools in Uttar Pradesh can now be hired for private programs. Uttar Pradesh government is considering in this regard. UP government UP board is considering a proposal to allow all government secondary schools affiliated to it to rent out their campuses for private programs. The aim of the government is to create a new way of income for government schools through this. Education Director Mahendra Dev told that this proposal has been uploaded on the official website of Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Council.
The draft policy proposes that funds can be raised by allowing school campuses to be used for hosting marriage ceremonies and other functions during school holidays. It has been said that schools can also organize programs like sports, cultural activities and exhibitions on their vacant land. The vacant land can be used for growing crops, computer classes after school hours for vocational training. All these schools will get funds.
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How will this rule work?
The policy also proposes to set up a committee at the district level to consider proposals and grant permissions. The six-member committees will be headed by the District Magistrate, who will be its head. Chief Development Officer will be its Vice President, District School Inspector will be its Member Secretary. In addition, Finance and Accounts Officer, Manager and Principal will be its members.
As per the state policy guidelines, the schools will first need to approve the proposal in the general body meeting of their management committees and then send it to the district level committees for further approval. Only those proposals will be approved which do not affect the regular studies of the school. Those proposals will also not be approved, in which construction will be required.
The schools will also have to agree to get the earnings duly audited by a chartered accountant and provided to the committee for scrutiny. They will also need to upload them on their official websites for transparency.