PC Elections 2021 Clarifications 19th Sep - Parents Committee Elections Clarifications Issued

PC Elections 2021 Clarifications 19th Sep - Parents Committee Elections Clarifications Issued Memo.No. SSA-16021/1/2019-MIS SEC-SSA, Dt: 19/09/2021
Sub:- Samagra Shiksha – Reconstitution of Parent Committees – Clarification issued Reg.

PC Elections 2021 Clarifications 19th Sep - Parents Committee Elections Clarifications Issued

Ref:-
1 Memo.No.ESE01-SEDN0SPD/110/2019-PROG-II-5, Dt:31.08.2021. 
2 Guidelines for reconstitution of parent committees
3 Representations received from the APCs.


All the District Educational Officers and Additional Project Coordinators of Samagra Shiksha in the State may please note the following clarifications with regards to conducting parent committee elections
Si. No  Clarification sought  Clarification 
The Parent Committees formed during  June, 2021 may be continued or Election  to be conducted afresh. PC elections should be held only in those where the tenure (02 years) is completed.  Rule 19 (ii) a (2)   The term of an elected member will be for two years or the date of leaving from the school of the members child/ward, whichever is earlier.
The Parent Committees formed during  December, 2019 may be continued or  Election may be conducted afresh.
There are certain Schools where the PMCs are not completed their tenure (02 Years) due to late commencement of election process. Now the Committees are demanding for continuation of their tenure upto 02 years.
In some schools 02 children from same family are studying in different classes. They are asking for membership (two votes) for them citing para no. 06 of the guidelines for election for class representation. Are two parents eligible to contest for membership / Chairmanship / Vice Chairmanship. Yes  Rule 19 (iv) 4 (g)  Parents/guardians having children in different classes shall be eligible to participate in the election process of each class 
In one school, Twins are studying in one class. Both the parents are seeking two votes in election for class representing two children studying in the class. Are two parents eligible to contest for membership / Chairmanship / Vice Chairmanship. Yes  Rule 19 (iv) 4 (g)  Parents/guardians having children in different classes shall be eligible to participate in the election process of each class
Intermediate examinations are being held  in the concerned school premises.  In case designated school is venue for exams, timings can be adjusted accordingly or the nearby school building can be utilized for this purpose, duly notifying the place of election sufficiently in advance. Or the elections may be rescheduled with the approval of the District Collector
Whether the Government employed parent can contest as member or not Yes
What is the income range stipulated for  weaker sections As per GO.Ms.No.50, Dt:01.10.2020,  in rule 3, in sub –rule (1),- (i) for clause (5) of AP RTE Rules, the following shall be substituted, namely:- “(5). A child belonging to Weaker Sections means a child belonging to BC, Minorities and includes OCs whose parents’ income does not exceed Rs.1,20,000/- per annum in Rural areas and Rs.1,44,000/- per annum
If the siblings studying in different classes  in the same school whether the parents  can contest as a member in those classes  or not  Yes   Rule 19 (iv) 4 (g)  Parents/guardians having children in diferent classes shall be eligible to participate in the election process of each class
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Whether voting can be given to those  parents whose children (more than one)  are studying in the same class and both  the parents should attend for the voting or not Yes   Rule 19 (iv) 4 (g)  Parents/guardians having children in different classes shall be eligible to participate in the election process of each class
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If the student name was not enrolled in  child info in that case whether parent or  guardian can be considered as voter or not Parents whose children names are yet to be included in child info are eligible, if they are admitted in the school on or before 15.09.2021. There should be a recorded evidence in support of such admission.
If a parent have 03 children is he eligible  to participate in election to contest as  member or chairperson No
12 Whether the parent committee elections  may be conducted in Aided schools Yes, 
13 In the schools where the strength is below  15 last year all the parents of the children  are elected as members. Whether this  procedure may be followed for present  elections. As per guidelines issued in 2019 there is no need to conduct parents committee election if the total strength of the school is less than or equal to 15. However, in such case all the parents will be included and treated as parents committee.
14 Whether the Children data available in the child info website only to be considered for displaying voters list or all admissions up  to 15.09.2021 are to be considered Parents of those children whose children names are yet to be included in child info are eligible, if they are admitted in the school on or before 15.09.2021. There should be recorded evidence in support of this admission.

Hence all the Additional Project Coordinators of Samagra Shiksha in the state are instructed to follow the above clarifcations for conducting parent committee elections in a peaceful manner.
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