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Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Elementary Education and Adult Education

Dated 7th December 2000

Composition:

Smt. Aohala Moulik, Secretary, Elementary Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development
"C" Wing, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi.
Chairperson
Shri Sumit Bose, Joint Secretary (EE), Deptt of Elementary Education and Literacy,
Ministry of Human Resource Development "C" Wing, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi.
Member Convenor
Shri Jagan Mathews, Deptt. of Elementary Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development
"C" Wing, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi.
Member Convenor
Mrs. Mina Swaminathan, 3rd Cross Street, Chennai - 600113. Member
Dr. (Mrs.) Radhika Herzburger, Director, Rishi Valiey School P.O. Madanapalli, District-Chitoor. Member
Shri Achyut Das Agragamee, P.O. Kashipur, Koroput, Orissa. Member
Ms. Shanta Sinha, M.V. Foundation 28, Manedepally West Road No.1, Secunderabad-500026. Member
Shri Man Dang (Padama Shri), President, The Society for Technology and Action for Sustainable Development (TASD) 1, Factory Road (Ring Road) South, New Delhi-110029. Member
Shri Johar Kumar, Centre for Learning Resources 8, Deccan College Road Yerwada, Pune-41006. Member
Dr. Jean Dreze, Visiting Professor Delhi School of Economics, Delhi. Member
Shri Denzil Saldhana, T.I.S.S., Mumbai. Member
Prof. A.K. Jalaluddin, Former Joint Director, NCERT. Member
Prof. Shyain Menon, CIE Delhi University, Delhi. Member
Shri P.P. Ghosh, AORI, Patna (Bihar). Member
Shri Kashmir! Lal Zakir, H. No. 367, Sector 44-A, Chandigarh. Member
Shri Jacob Aikara, Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai. Member
Prof. B.P. Khandelwal, Director, NIEPA Sri Aurobindo Marg New Delhi. Member
Dr. J.S. Rajput Director, NCERT, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi. Member
Dr. A.N. Maheshwari Chairman, NCTE, New Delhi. Member
Dr. N.K. Ambasht Chairman, NOS Kailash Colony, New Delhi. Member
Shri Prem Prashant, Education Secretary, Government of Haryana, Chandigarh. Member
Smt. Anita Sharma, Secretary, Education Government of Madhya Pradesh Bhopal. Member
Shri K. Jaya Kumar, Education Secretary, Government of Kerala. Member
Shri Nikhilesh Das, Education Secretary, Government of West Bengal. Member
Ms. Vrinda Sarup SPD, DPEP, Government of Uttar Pradesh. Member
Ms. Banno Z. Zamir, Education, Secretary, Government of Nagaland. Member
Smt. Kirti Saxena, Director, Education Division, Planning Commission. Member
Shri G.L. Jambhulkar, Deputy Advisor, Education Division, Planning Commission. Member

Terms of Reference :

  • To review the existing plans and programmes under Elementary Education and Adult Education programmes.
  • To suggest mechanism for effective implementation of different schemes/programmes merged into Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
  • To decide future course of action to be taken for externally aided programmes under Elementary Education.
  • To suggest ways and means to achieve the aim of UEE and to work out financial projections for the same
  • To suggest measures to create effective linkage of adult education programmes with Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
  • To achieve universal adult literacy in age group 15-35 in a specific time period.
  • To review educational indicators like definition of literacy, enrolment ratio, teacher pupil ratio, dropout rate, teacher's appointment and training.
  • To suggest modifications in educational indicators keeping the quality of education in view

In the context of the formulation of the Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007), it has been decided to set up a Working Group on Elementary and Adult Education under Department of Elementary Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development.

The Chairman of the Working Group if deemed necessary may constitute sub-groups and/or may co-opt additional members.

The expenditure on TA/DA etc. of official members in connection with the meetings of the Working Group will be borne by the parent department/Ministry/organization to which the member belongs. Non-official members will be entitled to TA/DA as admissible to Grade-I officers of the Government of India and this expenditure will be borne by the Convenor Department.

The Working Group will finalize its report by June 30th 2001.