In exercise of power conferred under section 21 of the right of children to Free and compulsory Education Act,2009, the Governor of Assam is pleased to notify the norms for constitution as well as the powers & functions of SMCs as per Part V of Rule 13 &14 of Assam Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules,2011 vide notification No-PMA.627/2010/pt/149 dtd. Dispur, the 3rd August’11. SMCs of Govt. Provincialised schools are constituted in the state as per state Government notification no. PMA. 627/2010/Pt/149, dtd 3rd August,2011 under RTE state Rules,2011. SMCs are already constituted as per state RTE Rules.
SMC are constituted in all Government schools of the state as per norm of RTE Act, 2009. There were 47792 SMCs in the state in the year 2015-16. Each SMC has 13 members.
SMC has to play a crucial role for awareness and participation especially parents in school development activities. It has to work to create a conducive learning environment in the school, ensure active involvement of Civil Society Organization, putting in place an institutional mechanism for constant dialogue at the community level. The initiatives for community mobilisation and participation under SSA-RTE in Assam have brought perceptible changes in many aspects as far as elementary education is concerned. Positive trend of enrolment and retention at elementary level, involvement of community in school development activities, proper utilisation of grants, organising co-scholastic activities for children, initiating Social Audit etc. are few indicators that reflect the efforts made in this regard. For strengthening the function of School Management Committee, SMC members are empowered on these areas.