1. The Code may be called the "Himachal Pradesh Education Code."
2. This code will come into force w.e.f. 26th July, 2001.
3. With the coming into force of this Code, approved by the government vide Letter No. Shiksha-II-Chha (5)-16/96 dated 26-07-2001, the provisions of old Education Code published in 1985, will stand repealed.
\4. The regulations in this code apply to all the Government, Government aided, the Educational Institutions affiliated to the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education and those institutions recognised (prior to 15-7-96) by the State Government.
1.2 In this code unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context:-
(i) Words importing the masculine gender shall be taken to also include females, and
(ii) Words in singular shall include the plural and vice-versa.
1.3 Government :
Means the Government of Himachal Pradesh.
1.4 Department :
Means the Education Department, Himachal Pradesh.
1.5 University :
Means the Himachal Pradesh University.
1.6 School Board :
Means the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education.
1.7 Local Body :
Means a Municipal Corporation or a Municipal Committee, Nagar Panchayat or Gram Panchayat.
1.8 Head of the Department:
Means the Director of Education.
1.9 Head of Institution:
Means Principal/ Headmaster/ Headmistress.
Include all categories of teachers including lecturers, PET, NDSI, DPE.
1.11 Inspecting Officer:
Means any officer of the department to whom the duty of inspection is entrusted.
Means the person having financial and general control of an institution.
1.13. Managing Committee:
Means a body of persons having financial and general control of an institution.
Means the person chosen by the Manager or Managing Committee to conduct and sign all correspondence with the department in connection with the affairs of the institution.
Means an institution in which University or professional education is given in courses prescribed by the University or by a Department of Government.
1.16 Professional College :
Is a college teaching a course of study recognised by the University or by a department of government and qualifying for the pursuit of a profession.
1.17 College of Education:
Is a professional institution in which the students are prepared/trained for teacher-ship in Middle/High/ Senior Secondary Schools.
1.18 A College Council :
Is a body constituted for the purpose of consultation on matters concerning teaching and discipline of a college.
Means an institution in which instruction other than college is imparted.
1.20 Schools under Public Management:
Are schools under the direct management of Government, or Committees acting on behalf of Government, or of Boards exercising statutory powers.
1.21 State Council of Education Research And Training:
Is an institution imparting in-service education to all categories of teachers and offering educational/ academic guidance to teachers/ educational institutions.
1.22 Privately Managed Recognised School:
Means a school which is not run by the Government or by any Government agency, and has been recognised (prior to 15-7-96) by the State Government for imparting Primary, Middle, High and Senior Secondary Education.
1.23 District Institute of Education and Training:
Is an institution imparting training, instruction & guidance to pre-service and in-service teachers.
1.24 Aided School:
Means a school under private management which receives aid from general revenue of the State.
1.25 Boys' School:
Means a school in which the curriculum and classification followed are those laid down for a school for boys.
1.26 Girls' School :
Means a school in which the curriculum and classification followed are those laid down for a school for girls.
1.27 Co-educational School :
Means a school in which the curriculum and classification followed are those laid down for boys and girls both.
1.28 Government School:
Means a school which is under the administrative control of the Government in which the course of study conforms to standards approved by the department.
1.29 Recognised School:
Is a public school in which the course of study conforms to standards approved by the department, which is inspected by the department and has been recognised by the State Government prior to 15-7-96.
1.30 Private School:
Means a school that does not come under the definition of a Government school or a recognised school.
1.31 Schools are for:-
(a) General Education; or (b) Special Education
(a) Schools for General Education are classified according to the standard up to which they teach as under:-
(i) Primary Schools (upto 5th Class)
(ii) Middle Schools (6th to 8th class)
(iii) High Schools (upto 10th class)
(iv) Senior Secondary Schools (upto XII class)
(b) School for special education are like Industrial Training, Polytechnic, Agriculture, Multipurpose, Library Science, Language Teaching, Physical Education, O.T., Home Science, Pre-Vocational Training Schools.
1.32 School Year:
(a) Financial year, viz. from 1st April to 31st March for both winter and summer closing schools.
(b) Academic year, viz. for-
(i) Summer closing schools from 1st April to 31st March.
(ii) Winter closing schools from 16th February to 15th February.
1.33 Parents Teacher Association:
Is a non-political body for better co-ordination and interaction between parents and teachers for improvement in academic standards and infrastructure in a school.
1.34 Scholarship :
Means a periodic payment to a pupil, granted for a fixed period on conditions approved by the department.
1.35 Open Scholarship:
Means a scholarship which is not restricted to any particular section or class and is awarded under rules of general application.
1.36 Closed Scholarship :
Means a scholarship, the award or tenure of which is subject to special restrictions.
Means a subsistence allowance paid to a pupil on certain conditions to enable or induce him to pursue a specified course of study.
The term "Pay" wherever used in this publication has the meaning assigned to it in the Government rules.
1.39 Government Revenue:
Means the Revenue administered by the Himachal Pradesh Government.
1.40 The Code of Professional ethics:
Means a set of rules and obligations for the conduct of teachers in accordance with the ideals of the profession.
1.41 Resident Superintendent:
Is a government employee entrusted with the duty of the management of the boarding house while staying in the hostel.