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PC Election Guidelines - REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Guidelines for Reconstitution of Parents Committees (PCs) in the schools other than Private unaided schools in the State


PC Election Guidelines (2021)


   The Parents Committee (PC) shall be constituted in every school other than Private unaided schools, within its jurisdiction.

   The Head Teacher shall reconstitute the committee.

   At least 50% of the parents/guardians should be present for conducting the elections.

The Head Master will decide the time limit for formation of quorum.

   Elections  shall  ordinarily  be  by  show  of  hands  or  voice  vote.  In  extraordinary situations of unresolved contention, secret ballot procedure may be adopted.

   Only one of the parents shall be eligible to vote for election of parent/ guardian representative to the PC.

   Parents/guardians having children in different classes shall be eligible to participate in the election process of each class.

   The Parents Committee shall elect the Chairperson and the Vice Chairperson from among its elected members preferably parent members. Provided that at least one of them should be a parent of a child  from the disadvantaged group or the weaker sections. Provided further that at least one of them should be a woman.

   The members representing the local bodies and the head teacher or the incharge head teacher shall not be eligible for participating in election or they will not have any voting right.

   Electors of respective classes shall elect new parent/guardian members of PC from entry class and also to fill in any casual vacancy.

   The Parents Committee once constituted shall exist perpetually until its abolition or merger, to be authorized by the Mandal Education Officer in case of Primary Schools, Upper Primary Schools and the District Educational Officer in case of other schools. However members will retire as per their terms. The resultant cyclical and casual vacancies shall be filled within reasonable time as prescribed by the Implementation Authority

   'The Implementing Authority' means the State Project Director, Samagra Shiksha and it includes the Director of School Education, Andhra Pradesh.

   'Neighbourhood area of a school' means the habitations in a safe walking distance of 1 km for a Primary School, 3 kms for an Upper Primary / High School having classes.

   'Child   belonging   to   socially   disadvantaged   group’   means   and   includes   a child belonging to the schedule caste, schedule tribe, orphans, Migrant and Street children, Children with Special Needs (CwSN) and HIV affected/infected children.

   'Child belonging to Weaker Sections' means a child belonging to BC, Minorities and includes  OCs  whose  parents’  income  does  not  exceed  as  prescribed  by  the Government.

   There should not be any political interference. Legal action will be taken in case of interruption in the reconstitution process.

  •    Tahsildar,  Mandal  Parishad  Development  Officer  (MPDO),  Village  Secretary  or Village Revenue Officer (VRO), Village Revenue Assistant (VRA) may be involved in the election process as observers.

   Order of preference for voting is Mother, Father, Guardian. However, voting can be given to only one of them.

   Every  voter  should  bring  their  ID  card  issued  for  this  purpose  by  the concerned authority or any other valid ID such as Ration card, Adhar Card, Driving License, Voter ID or any other ID card issued by the Government.

   In case of unavailability of parent members belongs to ‘disadvantaged’ or weaker sections’ then it can be filled as per the existing rule of reservation.

   The composition of the Committee will be as follows:

   Elected members: Three parents/guardians elected by parents/guardians of children in each class,  of  whom  at  least  one  person  is  parent/  guardian  of  a  child  from  the disadvantaged group and another person is a parent/guardian of a child belonging to weaker sections, and two are women. Provided that, in case, the number of children in a class is less than 6, the same shall be combined with the next lower or higher class, such that the number of electors in the combined class is 6 or more.

   The term of an elected member will be for two years, or the date of leaving- from-the- school of the member’s child/ward, whichever is earlier.

   New parent/guardian members from entry class will be inducted into the PC to replace those parent members who will move out of the PC when their children leave school.

   Ex-officio members:

1. The Head Teacher or the in charge Head Teacher of the school shall be the Member


2. Additional  Teacher  Member  nominated  by  the  MEO  preferably  from  the  gender opposite to that of the Head Teacher;

3. The concerned Corporator / Councilor / Ward Member, as the case may be;

4. The Anganwadi Worker(s) serving the neigh bourhood area of the school;

5. The Multipurpose Health Worker - Female (ANM) serving the neighbourhood area of the school;

6. The President of Mahila Samakhya of the concerned village/ward.

   Coopted members: Two school supporters from among persons who is an eminent educationist, a philanthropist, office bearer of a voluntary organization, an alumni or such other supporter of the school; coopted by the elected members of the PC.

   The term of coopeted members shall be two years from the date of first meeting following the date of cooption.

   Local-Authority-Chairperson:  The  concerned  Sarpanch/Municipal  Chairperson/ Mayor may attend any meeting of Parent Monitoring Committee in their respective areas, at his/ her discretion.

   New  admissions:  The  parent/guardian  of  the  child  who  is  enrolled  on  or  after publication  of  reconstitution  notice  by  the  concerned  school  is  not  eligible  to participate in the election.

   Chairperson: Guardian  cannot be elected  as chairman  in  case any of the parent



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