General Raj's Shankaran Memorial School - New Delhi, India
Norms of Affiliation with CBSE
Essential Conditions
 
1. School must have formal prior recognition and No objection certificate of the State/UTGovernment.

General Raj's School is recognized (+2 stage) by the Directorate of Education vide letter No. F III -29(23)/Z-V-II-G/73/2953-2623

2. The school should run by Registered Society/Trust/Section 25 Company having nonproprietary character.

The school is run by a society under the name of P.C Rajaratnam's Institutions

3. School should have about 02 acres (or as otherwise permitted measurement) of land and a building constructed on a part of land and proper playground on the remaining land.

The school was initially allotted a 1.98 acre plot of land and later an additional area of 1615 sq mts was also obtained by the school. The school has an ample playground measuring 3999 sq mts.

4. The school should have well qualified staff as per norms as whole time employees the pupil teacher ratio should not exceed 30:1 and section teacher ratio must be 1:1.5.

The school has employed qualified staff, as whole time employees, as per the prescribed norms. The pupil teacher ratio is 30:1 and section teacher ratio is 1:1.5

5. The school must pay salary and admissible allowances to the staff not less than the corresponding categories of employees in the State Government schools or as per pay scales etc. prescribed by the Government of India.

Salary and admissible allowances to the staff are paid as per pay scales prescribed by the Government of India
 
Facilities
 
1. The institution should have facilities commensurate with its requirements.

School has the facilities commensurate with its requirements.

2. It should satisfy the minimum conditions laid down for school building, class rooms etc.

The minimum floor space should be at least 1 sq. mtr. per student. The school meets the prescribed minimum conditions building, class rooms etc. The floor space is 975 sq. m. as laid down for school

3. The number of students in the class should not be very large. The optimum number in asection of a class is 40.

The number of students in a class is in the range of 35 to 40.;

4. The library should be well equipped and spacious. It should have at least 05 books (other text books) per student in its stock subject to a minimum of 1500 at the beginning.

1. The library is well equipped and spacious.
2. It has 15,000 books

5. The school should subscribe sufficient number of newspaper and magazines suitable for students and there should be at least 15 magazines at the beginning.

The school subscribes to various newspapers and magazines as per the prescribed guidlines

6. Class rooms minimum size should be 8m x 6m (approx. 500 sq. ft)

Class room size is approx. 500 sq. ft

7. Science labs. (Composite for secondary or/and separate Physics, Chemistry and Biology for Senior Secondary). Minimum size should be 9m x 6m each (approx. 600 sq. ft) fully equipped.

Physics Lab: 90 sq mts
Chemistry Lab: 135 Sq mts.
Biology Lab: 46 sq mts.

8. Library - minimum size should be 14m x 8m fully equipped and with reading room facility.

The library size is as per guidelines

9. Computer Lab and Math Lab - No minimum size is prescribed, however the school should have separate provision for each. The computer lab should have 10 computers or computer student ratio of 1:20.

1. Computer lab I room size: 134 sq mts
2. Computer Lab II size: 134 Sq Mts
3. Maths Lab room size: 35 Sq Mts

10. Rooms for extracurricular activities - either separate rooms for music, dance, arts and sports or one multipurpose hall for all these activities should be available.

Separate rooms for Music, Arts & Crafts, Sports, auditorium and multipurpose hall are available.

11. The school should have adequate facilities for providing recreation activities and Physical Education.

The school has adequate facilities for providing recreational activities and physical education
 
Admission & Fees
 
1. Admission in the school affiliated to the CBSE shall be made without any distinction of religion, race, caste, creed, place of birth or any of them. As regards reservation of SC/ST students is concerned, it shall be governed by the Education Act/Rules applicable to the State/U.T. where the school is situated.

General Raj's School does not distinguish on the basis of religion, caste, creed, place of birth or ability. It is an inclusive school and admission is done irrespective of the above mentioned.

2. Fees charges should be commensurate with the facilities provided by the institution feesshould normally be charged under the heads prescribed by the Department of Educationof the State/UT for schools of different categories. No capitation fee or voluntary donations for gaining admission in the school or for any other purpose should be charged/collected in the name of the school. In case of such malpractices, the board may take drastic action leading to disaffiliation of the school.

Fees are charged as per the guidelines/directives issued by the Directorate of Education, Govt of NCT of Delhi

3. The unaided, schools should consult parents through parents representatives before revising the fees. The fee should not be revised during the mid-session. In case a student leaves the school for such compulsion as transfer of parents or for health reason or in case of death of the student before completion of the session prorate return of quarterly/term/annual fees should be made.

Parent's representatives & the Managing Committee are consulted the before the Fees are revised. Fees are not revised during the year
 
Staff and Service Conditions
 
1. Besides the minimum requirements for salaries as laid down in Section 3(3), the school should have adequate teaching staff possessing the necessary qualification laid down for various posts/subject teachers by the Board. The pupil teacher's ratio should not exceed 30. Also there must be 1.5 teacher per section to teach various subjects.

The school has adequate teaching staff possessing the necessary qualification laid down for various posts/subject teachers by the Board. The pupil teacher ratio does not exceed 30:1 and there are 1.5 teacher per section to teach various subjects

2. Salary should be paid through Account Payee Cheques drawn on a scheduled bank, from the date of first appointment of the teachers on probation.

Salary is paid as per the prescribed guidelines

3. The school should have well defined conditions of service as per norms of State/UT Government and should issue letters of appointment to the employees at the time of joining service and should also sign a contract of service. The contract should be similar to the format given in Appendix III in these Bye Laws or in the form prescribed by the State/UT. Government in case the act of the State/UT. Provides so the period of probation should normally be one year extendable for another year in case the management is not satisfied with the performance. The same should be brought to the notice of the employees concerned in writing. Probation should not be extended beyond two years and the Management should arrive at a decision to confirm the teacher or not before the end of the probationary period.

An appointment letter is issued to the employee, appointed on probation for a period of one year, at the time of joining service. After the expiry of this period, the employee is either confirmed or probation is extended for another year. The employee is confirmed on successful completion of probation period and an agreement is signed.

4. The school should have Contributory Provident Fund and Gratuity or Pension, Gratuity and General Provident Fund as retirement benefits. These schemes should be as per Government rules of the State/Centre. In addition, it will also consider providing other welfare measure like free children education, leave travel concession, medical benefits, leave encashment etc.

The school provides Contributory Provident Fund, Gratuity and Pension benefits to its staff, as per Government rules. In addition, staff children are provided with free education. The school also ensures that 25% of its entry level students are given freeship under the EWS and disadvantaged group category stipulated in the RTE.

5. Normally a teacher should be engaged as a whole time employee expect in special cases where work load does not justify a whole time teacher. No teacher, teaching the Secondary, Senior Secondary classes shall be required to teach more than 3/4 of the total period in a week.

Teachers are engaged as whole time employees.

6. The number of students in the class should not be very large. The optimum number in a section of a class is 40.

The number of students in a class is in the range of 35 to 40.

7. Every school should take steps to provide reorientation to all its teaching staff, at least once in five years. Such orientation may be organized by the school itself or in collaboration with other schools or by the State or Regional Institute or by the Board Or by National Agency.

The school management conducts ongoing in-service teacher's training programmes throughout the year. In addition the teachers participate in a wide variety of workshops which further enhance their skill and motivation levels. These are conducted both within and outside the school.

8. The management of the schools shall not retain the original degree/diplomas certificated of the teachers and other employees of the school with them. The original certificates etc. taken for verification shall be returned at the earliest after verification. Photostat copies may be obtained from the employees and kept in their personal files.

Original certificates are taken from the employees for verification and then returned. Photostat copies are kept in their personal files

9. Check gender specific violence, strictly comply with the guidelines and norms prescribed by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in the writ petition (Criminal) no. 666-70 of 1992 Vishaka and other V/s State of Rajasthan and others delivered on 13.8.1997 by protection of woman from sexual harassment at the work place.

Guidelines and norms prescribed by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India are complied with.
 
Management of Private Unaided Schools
 
1. In case of schools belonging to category 3(1)(v) there should be a properly constituted Registered Society/Trust/. It should be of a non-proprietary characters and its constitution be such that it does not vest control in a single individual or members of a family. The aims of the Society/Trust should be laid down under section 19(1) and (2).
  • The school is managed by a society registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860
  • The society is of a non-proprietary character
  • Members of the society are from different fields /areas of work
  • The aims and objectives of the society have been laid down in the Memorandum of Association of the Society.
2. Formation of the Society/Trust should also conform to the State Government rules in which the school is located.

The society has been constituted and registered as per Government Rules.

3. The schools other than the Government schools affiliated with the Board shall have a school managing committee which shall have the powers to supervise activities of the schools for its smooth functioning.

The school has a Managing Committee, which has the powers to supervise activities of the schools for its smooth functioning.
 
A brief profile is given below
 
General Raj's School was founded in 1966 by the Chairman, Maj. General P.C Rajaratnam in memory of his father Mr. Payyan Shankaran a well-known educationist of our country. The school has grown over the years offering a variety of facilities to its students ranging from Cricket, Hockey, Tennis, Badminton, Yoga & gymnastics to swimming, trekking and a host of other outdoor activities. Its curriculum encompasses the system of value education, which is very close to the heart of the Chairman. The school also has a couple of horses offering the children horse riding as an extracurricular activity.

Excelling in sports, co-curricular activities and academics and with its strong focus on value education General Raj's School stands today as one of Delhi's premiere educational institutions

In a remarkable effort to provide free primary education for all children for economically backward strata of society living in villages and jhuggi clusters in large metropolitan cities, General Raj's School, Hauz Khas kick started a unique and wonderful idea - the Mobile School, where the school has converted its own buses into a classroom for economically challenged children.

After school hours these buses go into the jhuggi clusters along with trained teachers and conduct classes for the economically backward and the illiterate children of the clusters. The buses usually spend about four hours with the children, where the teachers divide these hours allocated to them between study and recreation. Students are also provided with meals during sessions.

The Mobile School project is a unique initiative started by Maj. General P.C. Rajaratnam (Retd) the Chairman of General Raj's School. The General Raj's School buses have been equipped with the necessary classroom accommodation with drop down tables similar to the ones on passenger aircrafts which have been fitted in the back of the seats of the school, buses: these have provided for the necessary tables for the children. Fans have also been fixed in the buses to provide for a cool working atmosphere during the summer months.

Blackboards and chart boards have been fixed in the front and at the sides of the inside of the bus and are easily removable. Previous years textbooks have been collected from the school students, which have been augmented with new books as necessary. Exercise books and slates have also been provided to the students.

The road ahead of this stage is also always open as the number of mobile schools grow and the specially fitted buses reach all corners of the city and the country.

Our student council ensures that students participate in this initiative and thus spread awareness about the neccessity of free and compulsory primary education to the economically challenged of our society.
 
 
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