Social Welfare Department- Conversion of Social Welfare Hostels in the State into Social Welfare Residential Schools in a phased manner – 2016-17 (2nd Phase) Orders– Issued
SOCIAL WELFARE (EDN.1) DEPARTMENT G.O.Ms.No.89 Dated:18 .07.2016
Read the following:
1. G.O.Ms.No. 45, S.W. (Edn.1) Dept ., dt . 10.07.2015
2. G.O.Rt .No. 2980, G.A. (SC.A) Dept ., dt . 01.10.2015.
3. Minutes of meeting of Committee of the Secretaries of Welfare Departments, held on 24-11-2015.
4. Lr.No.C1/4622/205 dated 5-2-2016 of the DSW., A.P. addressed to all the District Collectors.
5. D.O.Lr.No. 7689/Edn.1/2015, S.W. (Edn.1) Dept., dt. 03.03.2016
6. G.O.Ms.No 22, S.W.(RS.2) Department , dated 20-2-2016
7. G.O.Ms.No 48, S.W.(RS.2) Department , dated 16-4-2016
8. From the DSW., AP., Hyd. Lr.No.Rc.No.C1/4622/2016, dt . 13-5-2016
9. From the DSW., AP., Hyd. Lr.No.Rc.No.C1/4622/2016, dt . 25-6-2016 & 12-07-2016
10. Meeting of the Committee of Secretaries of Welfare Departments, held on 13-07-2016.
The Government of Andhra Pradesh endeavours to provide quality education to the children of the Scheduled Caste community in order to achieve sustained inclusive growth. As part of this endeavour and in order to leverage the acknowledged superior ecosystem of the Residential School system viz. a congenial integrated study & stay environment leading to the all round development of the students, better standards of educational attainment, good infrastructure, etc . the Government have decided to convert all the Social Welfare Hostels in the State into Residential Schools in a phased manner. To facilitate the transition, the Government has taken steps vide the reference 6th & 7th cited for the sanctioning of new Residential Schools and ramping up of the infrastructure in the existing Residential Schools of the Social Welfare Department.
2. The Government have issued orders, in the reference 1st read above, for the conversion of (199) Hostels into Residential Schools in 2015-16 (1st Phase) and the orders have been implemented.
3. Further, in the reference 2nd read above, the Government have constituted a Committee of Secretaries of Welfare Departments to examine and suggest the comprehensive proposal & action plan on the conversion of Hostels into Residential Schools in a phased manner in the State. The Committee of Welfare Secretaries has met on 24.11.2015 to discuss about the strategy / action plan to be adopted for conversion and constituted an Inter Departmental Committee at the State Level with all the HODs of the Welfare Department as members for the finalization of the guidelines for the conversion of SC/ST/BC/MW Hostels into Residential Schools.
4. The Inter Departmental Committee has met on 10.12.2015 and discussed & finalized the action plan, strategy for implementation, criteria & guidelines to be adopted & it was decided that the proposals for conversion of the Hostels into Residential Schools will be prepared & supervised by the District Level committees headed by the concerned Joint Collector-II/P.O.ITDAs. The strategy and guidelines for conversion of Welfare Hostels into Residential Schools were communicated to all the District Collectors by the Director of Social Welfare in the reference 4th cited & vide the reference 5th cited all the District Collectors were in the State were instructed to finalize the proposals for the year 2016-17 in terms of guidelines mentioned, in the reference 4th read above.
5. In the reference 8th read above, the Director of Social Welfare, has informed that all the District Committees have furnished the initial proposals for the conversion of Social Welfare Hostels into Residential Schools during the year 201617.(2nd Phase)
6. The initial proposals received from the District Level Committees were vetted with respect to the guidelines framed by the Internal Departmental Committee in a Review Meeting / Work shop held by the Director of Social Welfare & Secretary, APSWREIS., with all the Joint Directors/Dy. Directors of Social Welfare Department and Convener Principals of A.P. Social Welfare Residential Educational Society on 12.06.2016 & 13.6.2016 and certain modifications were suggested. The draft proposals, so finalized, were referred back to the all the District Collectors for confirmation & approval.
7. Basing on the confirmation reports received from all the District Collectors, the Director of Social Welfare, AP., vide the references 9th & 10th cited has furnished the abstract statement of the 2nd Phase of conversion of Hostels proposed during 2016-17 ,both district wise & class wise, and he has proposed to shift (13,509) boarders from (272) S.W. Hostels i.e., (7,989) boarders to the nearby Residential Schools, and (5,520) boarders to the nearby Welfare Hostels in respect of (13) Districts of the State. The said proposals were placed in the meeting of the Committee of Secretaries of Welfare Departments held on 13.07.2016.
8. Government after careful examination of the proposal of the Director of Social Welfare, hereby decide to shift (13,509) boarders from (272) Social Welfare Hostels i.e. (7,989) boarders to the nearby Residential Schools and (5,520) boarders to nearby Welfare Hostels in the 2nd Phase during the year 2016-17 , as per the details annexed to this order.
9. Government also directs the Director of Social Welfare and the Secretary, APSWREIS to ensure the implementation of the following steps to ensure that the transition is implemented in a planned and smooth manner:
a) The Joint Collector-II, who are the Chairmen & the P.O. I.T.D.As who are the Co-Chairperson of the District Level Committees for formulating the plan of action and implementing the strategy for the conversion of Hostels to Residential Schools shall be the Nodal Officer at the District Level for ensuring the implementation of this order.
b) The Joint Collector-II & the P.O. I.T.D.A. shall immediately call the meeting of the District Level Committee & finalize the District level implementation plan for the conversion under the guidance of the District Collector.
c) The concerned Joint Director/ Deputy Director of Social Welfare, who are the Convenors of the District Level Committee & the Principal Convenor, APSWREIS shall render all the necessary assistance to the Joint Collector-II/P.O. I.T.D.A.s.
d) The counselling of the hostel boarders and their parents by the concerned Hostel Welfare Officer, under the supervision of the A.S.W.O.s, is mandatory. The boarders and the parents shall be enlightened about the benefits accruing by transiting to the Residential School system.
e) The Hostel Welfare Officers shall ensure proper discharge of the boarders in the School and Hostel records and they shall personally escort each student along with their belongings to the Residential School/Hostel, hand over the child to the custody of the Principals/Hostel Welfare Officers only, get the admission of the child completed and obtain proper acknowledgement. The parents shall also be encouraged to accompany the children, as per their convenience, so that the children feel comfortable.
f) The D.E.O.s shall issue necessary instructions to the M.E.O.s/Head Masters of the concerned schools to issue the Transfer Certificates and other documents to the boarders of the Hostels as & when requested by the H.W.O.s without delay.
g) The Principals/Hostel Welfare Officers shall ensure that the admission process is completed without delay and acknowledgment is give to the concerned Hostel Welfare Officer. They shall also counsel the parents who are accompanying the children.
h) The Principals/Hostel Welfare Officers shall welcome the children and make them comfortable in the new environment.
i) The Principals shall introduce to the children to their concerned class teacher who shall escort the child to the class and the dormitory.
j) The Principals shall issue an order appointing all the staff members of the Residential Schools as mentors to not exceeding (5) children.
K) The mentors shall act as the friend & guide to the transited students and shall visit the child daily in both the classroom and dormitory environments. The mentor shall resolve any minor problem that the child may be facing and any larger issue shall be brought to the notice of the Principal.
l) The Principals shall arrange for the academic assessment of every transited child and ensure that remedial classes are held till the child attains parity with the other students. The Remedial classes in English shall be held compulsorily for all the transited children.
m) The Principals/Hostel Welfare Officers shall open separate attendance watch registers for the transited students and shall monitor the attendance of the transited students on daily basis. The return of the transited students after holidays shall also be particularly monitored.
n) The mentor/Hostel Welfare Officer shall visit the houses of the transited children, in case any dropping out is observed, counsel the child and their parents and ensure that the child rejoins the institution.
o) The entire transition process & the weekly attendance of the transited children shall be entered in the facility provided in the e-Hostel package http://swhostels.cgg.gov.in/ap both by the Hostel Welfare Officers & the Principals of the Residential Schools and shall be closely monitored by the concerned Deputy Directors of Social Welfare and the Principal Convenors of the Residential Schools. The Director of Social Welfare & the Secretary, Andhra Pradesh Residential School Society shall take necessary action as directed above and ensure that the transition process is completed latest by the 31st of July, 2016.
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT
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