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CRITERIA / POLICY FOR UP-GRADATION OF SCHOOLS FROM PRIMARY TO ELEMENTARY AND ELEMENTARY TO HIGH AND HIGH TO HIGHER SECONDARY

Government of the Punjab, School Education Department (Planning Wing) issued Notification Regarding Policy / Criteria for Up-Gradation of Schools from Primary to Elementary and Elementary to High and High to Higher Secondary.
  • NO.SO(ADP-III) Pocliy/2019. The Competent Authority has been pleased to approve the Criteria / Up-gradation Policy for School Education Department. The Policy shall be effective forthwith.
  • INTRODUCTION: 
  • To make the up-gradation hassle-free and conducive for promoting the objectives of New Deal 2018-2023 transforming School Education in Punjab, the process for up-gradation of schools henceforth, shall be a regular activity coinciding with the Academic Sessions and Budget Calendar. Accordingly, a new policy of up gradation of the existing Government schools is being circulated. The policy covers the steps right from initiation of the request for up-gradation of a school till the start of new classes with new criteria of up-gradation without adversely affecting the curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities of schools.
  • The functionaries of the SED, District Education Authority and all other stakeholders are advised to adhere the timeline of the process and criteria for up gradation. 
  • The new policy is also being placed on web site of the SED for guidance of all stakeholders.
  • Types of Up-gradation:
  • Primary to Elementary:
  • i. Outside Municipal Limits 
  • ii. Within Municipal Limits
  • Elementary to High: 
  • i. Outside Municipal Limits 
  • ii. Within Municipal Limits 1
  • High to Higher Secondary:
  • i. Outside Municipal limits 
  • THE PROCESS:
  • In January, Application will be invited by the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of District Education Authority (DEAs) from Field formations, Public representatives of concerned districts and civil society/ Institutions. 
  • 1-15 February
  • Feasibility Reports will be prepared as per the criteria annexed as A, B, C (i, ii, iii, iv, & V) & D by DEOs concerned.
  • Priority list will be prepared by CEOs in consultation with Deputy Commissioners. 
  • 15-28th Feb, Prioritized list will be scrutinized as per the criteria by District Education Officers.
  • 1-15th March, Up-gradation Scheme will be submitted to DPI concerned by the CEO of concerned DEA. 
  • 15th - 30th March, Up-gradation cases will be submitted by Directorate of Public Instruction (DPI) to School Education Department.
  • In the month of April, School Education Department will:
  • Approve the proposal for up-gradation of a school.
  • The scheme will be included in ADP.
  • If required, case will be initiated for land acquisition with BOR.
  • By May each year, the process for recruitment will be initiated.
  • By June each year, Notification will be issued and budget will be released.
  • By July each year, tendering process will be initiated with time-limit of 6 months for completion. 
  • By January each year, the scheme will be completed and PC-IV will be developed. 
  • By February each year, SNE will be moved to Finance Department for approval. 
  • By March each year, the Head Teacher may complete the process of admission of students in newly introduced higher class/es. SED may complete the process of recruitment of the HR essentially required for up-graded schools.












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