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PROGRAMME MONITORING AND EVALUATION GROUP (PMEG)

  •  Programme Monitoring and Evaluation Group (PMEG) of the Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of HRD, Government of India, will be tasked with the overall responsibility of guiding the implementation of the ICT programme in schools across the country. The PMEG may set up task groups and invite institutions or established professionals with substantial expertise in that sector to develop norms, specifications, guidelines, evaluation reports, white papers etc. to guide the States in implementing the ICT programme.

INTER-MINISTERIAL GROUP

  • An Inter-Ministerial Group consisting of members from the Ministryn of HRD, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Department of Space, Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Power, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Rural Development and such other Ministries dealing with issues related to education, will be set up and tasked with the responsibility of guiding technological choices and specifying cost effective and optimum infrastructure and connectivity.
  • The group will also review the state of the art technology, connectivity and inter sectoral convergence based on its relevance to educational ICT goals, feasibility of implementation in the school sector, appropriateness in terms of finance, environmental footprints, need for training and learning curves for use and managing the system.The group will regularly review technological choices and guide the states in making informed investments, maximising the educational benefits.
  • Technology choice reviews will include standards and norms for computer configuration, input and output devices like scanners, printers and projectors, operating systems and system software applications including virus scans, productivity applications and educational software, power conditioning equipment, and other digital equipment like camera and audio recorders. It would also include norms for Edusat terminals. Norms for pricing of enabling infrastructure like telephone, internet, and electricity will also be considered and states guided in establishment and management of the infrastructure.
  • The Group will review, from time to time, ICT and education related issues emerging out of Acts and Policies in other sectors, particularly relevant to security, copyright and effective use of ICT and guide States accordingly.

NATIONAL AND STATE LEVEL AGENCIES

  • National and State level agencies, like the National Council of Educational Research and Training, the Central Institute of Educational Technology, the National Institute of Open Schooling, the State Councils of Educational Research and Training, the State Institutes of Educational Technology or any other public educational agency designated by the State will develop curriculum, resources, and undertake capacity building programmes, which will serve as models for adaptation and implementation across the system. These activities will not be outsourced.
  • All public funded National and State level agencies will partner in developing, compiling and making available digital content, resources and tools. Norms for quality, universal open access for different types of digital content will be defined.
  • Public funded broadcast agencies at the National and State level and agencies managing the EDUSAT networks will be engaged with to ensure wider dissemination of support services and resources.