PROGRAMME PLANNING & IMPLEMENTATION
The JSS shall organise programmes keeping in view the objectives and target group in the city/town/district in which it is located. The activities may include :
Organising of literacy and adult education programme.
Coordinate and oversee groups of Nodal Continuing Education Centres/Continuing Education Centres.
Acting as resource centres for vocational education in post literacy and continuing education programmes.
Organise equivalency programmes through open learning systems.
Integrate programmes of general education-cum-skill training designed for the needs of the special homogeneous groups.
Organise programmes to improve vocational/occupational skills for vertical/ horizontal mobility.
Conduct family life, population and development education.
Create awareness on issues such as health, hygiene, environmental sanitation, pollution, women?s empowerment, child care, communal harmony and national integration.
Organise cultural/recreational programmes including film shows, meetings, sports and games, excursions and tours.
Provide facilities for library and reading room services.
The steps required to be followed for organising programmes :
Obtain and regularly update the list of neo-literates available in the office of the Secretary, Zilla Saksharta Samiti.
Obtain list of Continuing Education/Post Literacy Centres running in the town/city and neighbouring areas.
Prepare city profile. Apart from the secondary data available with City Municipality/Corporation and other departments, primary data may be collected through a door to door survey.
Identify and adopt few slums/residential colonies - labour colonies for intensive coverage where economically, socially poor sections live.
Allot adopted areas to the programme staff of JSS for planning and implementation of the programme. This arrangement is necessary for assessing the performance of the individual staff member.
Each of the programme staff may plan a programme of action including budget based on the need/requirement (the plan shall include vocational education, identification of resource persons, number of persons to be trained in each batch and the course fees per person per month/per programme etc.)
With the help of resource persons, curriculum for each of the vocational courses may be developed and finalised. Curriculum content to include not only technical/vocational contents but also general awareness (more related to the courses and the clientele) which is otherwise called polyvalent aspects.
At the end of the each course, the beneficiaries may be administered a simple test and course completion certificate may be awarded. (do not issue either Degree or Diploma certificate).
Collaboration with other agencies for organising programmes (both physical and financial) shall enhance the percentage of coverage of the beneficiaries. However, in the name of collaboration, the JSS should not surrender the basic objectives of the institution.
Subject to the approval of the Government of India, Jan Shikshan Sansthan. can charge course fees from the beneficiaries. However, care shall be taken by the individual organisations not to commercialise the programmes. The amount collected shall be deposited in a separate account and shall be recycled for organising more programmes so that more number of persons benefited. The amount collected as fees shall not be normally used for purchase of immovable properties. Such expenditures should be initially considered and approved by the Executive Committee/Board of Management and subsequently, by the Government of India. The amount also shall not be utilised for meeting the expenses on emoluments of the staff as well as for office expenses. The amount should not be diverted to the parent organisation or to any other project(s) of the parent organisation.
The jurisdiction of a JSS will not be restricted to the city/town but shall extend to the whole of the district in which it is situated.