|National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level|
|State Level Structure:|
|.||The SSA State Implementation Society will be the implementing agency of the NPEGEL at State level. Therefore, funds for this programme will be routed through the SSA society of the State. At the State level a ‘Gender Coordinator’ will be appointed who will look after the NPEGEL. In States where Mahila Samakhya (MS) programme is operational, the SSA society will have NPEGEL implemented through the MS Society. In such States, the SSA society shall transfer the funds to MS Society for implementation of the programme. The monitoring and evaluation of the component will be done by the State SSA Society. In states where MS is not being implemented, the implementation of this component will be through a sub-unit called the ‘Gender Unit’ of SSA society and the existing mechanism used for implementation of SSA will be followed. |
|.||State Mahila Samakhya Societies (MSS), wherever set up under the directions of the Government of India, will provide direction and support to the programme. The MS society will ensure the representation of SC/ST women’s organisation in the SRG of MSS. In States that do not have an MSS, a sub committee of the SSA society with nominees from relevant departments of the State Government, Government of India, experts in girls’ education and representatives of SC/ ST women’s organisations will be set up for the purpose. |
6.1.3 Suitable assistance can be taken from institutions like Women’s studies centres at Universities/colleges, etc. The resource centres under the Mahila Samakhya programme, at the State level, will be the nodal institution to coordinate with individuals, Government and other organisations for the development of material etc.
|Activities would include preparatory activities, including formation of core teams for girls education, training of core teams, baseline assessments and block and village mapping, and social assessments, village and block plans preparation and facilitation. Simultaneously, advocacy and communication activities, including the formation/ mobilisation of MTAs, PTAs and other core groups in the village would be included, in addition to implementation of the block plans.|
|District Gender Unit, which is a branch of the State MS Society or the State SSA Society (in States where MS is not there), will administer the NPEGEL at district level. A ‘District Gender Co-ordinator’ shall be appointed for each district. The District Gender Unit will consist of District Gender coordinator, Resource persons and supporting staff. This unit will co-ordinate and supervise all aspect of the component at district level, and provide resource and training support. It will also network with the local administration, other institutions and NGOs in the district. |
|At the district level, there will be a ‘District Gender Co-ordination Committee’ which will ensure the implementation and monitoring of the gender component of SSA and which will meet at least twice a year. The committee will have nominees of Mother Teacher Associations (MTAs), Women Motivator Groups (WMGs), Mahila Samakhya Sanghas or Mahila Sanghas, female member of SC/ST organisations, etc. in the districts. The State level head of the Gender unit or his/her nominee will also be a member of this committee. |