In the first phase, all aided and unaided schools across Kerala including CBSE &ICSE schools upto the standards of 12 will be covered. There are roughly 14,000 schools in Kerala that cater to around 55 lakh students. This project will subsequently be extended to all the colleges and Universities in the state in a phased manner.
This project will be implemented by a three tier committee. At the lowest tier are school-level committees called School Monitoring Committees chaired by the head of the institution. In the middle tier are committees chaired by the District Collectors called District Level Monitoring Committees. A State Level Monitoring Committee chaired by the Home Secretary reviews the monitoring of the committees at the district and school levels.
The membership of the School Monitoring Committee is as below:
- Head of Educational Institution (Chairman)
- Station House Officer of Police Station (General Convener)
- Ward Councilor/ Ward member
- Representatives from Excise & Motor Vehicle Departments
- Janamaithri Beat Police Officer
- Community Police Officer of SPC Project
- President and two members of PTA
- Teacher Coordinator of PTA – Member
- 2 representatives from S.P.C (1 Boy and 1 Girl)
- Representative of the Anti-Narcotic club
- Representative of the Road Safety Club.
- Two representatives of the Janamaithri Suraksha Samathi
- Residents’ Association representative
- Merchant’s representative
- Auto driver’s union representative
- Two Local Trade Union representatives
- Two Teacher representatives ( preferably one female)
- Representatives from local cultural organizations including women’s organisations
- School Leader
- School Health Nurses
- School Counselors
It shall be the duty of this committee to set the law in motion against the violators of the provisions of the various Acts against which action is sought under this project. This school-level committee should meet at least once a month. The Student Police Cadets shall aid the committee wherever its units are functioning.
Activities to be carried out by the School Level Monitoring Committees:
- Collecting information about availability and sale of illegal material in internet cafes and CD shops near the schools.
- Creating a data base of small shops and establishments frequented by students
- Monitoring and reporting anti-social activities in the vicinity of Schools like sale and abuse of tobacco products, alcohol, drugs, pornographic materials, eve teasing etc.
- The Local Self Government bodies shall be approached to take effective action against neighbouring shops/vendors who indulge in such activities.
- Keeping a watchful eye to detect truancy among the students.
- To act as a catalyst in channelizing and coordinating various agencies and organizations working for welfare and development of children.
- Initiating action with the police and school authorities to prevent such illegal acts
- Conducting Awareness classes for students, teachers and parents about the adverse effects of substance abuse and the physical, psychological social problems it creates.
- Conducting campaigns related with environmental protection, road safety, cyber-crimes etc
- Organising programs and activities to effectively utilize the free time of students.
- To conduct counseling sessions for the children in need of professional help.
- Installing a tracking system to ensure student safety and proper behaviour during their commuting to and from home and school.
- To declare and ensure that School surroundings are Traffic Safety Zones.
- Insisting on police patrol during school hours and police presence at the school gates at the time of convening and during breaks.
- Random checking of belongings of the students with the help and permission of parents/guardians.
- Encourage the child to report all allegations or disclosures of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect.
- Ensure that Student complaint boxes are installed in all Schools and that they are regularly checked by the concerned authorities.
- To report to the concerned authorities when a belief is formed that a child has been harmed or is at risk of being harmed.
- Provide a caring, safe, nurturing environment in school for their overall development
The District Level Monitoring Committee
The composition of the DLMC is as below:
- District Collector – Chairperson
- District Police Chief – Convener
- Deputy Director of Education – Member
- District Medical Officer – Member
- Deputy Commissioner (Excise) – Member
- Child Welfare Committee Representative – Member
- Child Line Representative – Member
- District Nodal officer of SPC- Dist. Co-ordinator
State Level Monitoring Committee (SLMC)
- Additional Chief Secretary (Home) – Chairperson
- State Police Chief – General Convener
- Secretary, General Education - Convener
- Secretary, Health - Member
- Excise Commissioner - Member
- Transport Commissioner - Member
- Director, Collegiate Education - Member
- ICSE School Association Representative – Member
- CBSE School Association Representative – Member
- State Nodal Officer SPC - State Co- ordinator
SMLC can co-opt any other officer/agency/department as per its decision.
SMLC will prepare a detailed action plan for achieving the objectives of "Clean Campus, Safe Campus".This committee shall ensure that the District Level Monitoring Committees are functioning effectively by calling for periodic reports from the DLMC's. The Committee shall meet at least once in six months.
Additionally, Hon'ble Ministers of Home, Education and Health will also review the functioning of the Campaign periodically.