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Continue Education Programme Continue Education is the establishment for neo literate, drop out students and past students from non-formal education center, etc.


Different Activities of the Programme at a glance

  1. Games and excursion
  2. Cultural Activities
  3. Vocational Training
  4. Local Planning
  5. Information Centre
  6. Innovative and Creative Activities
  7. Library
  8. Study Centre
  9. Deliberation & Cultivation Centre
  10. Sub-centre for illiterate and neo-literates

The main objectives of the programme are betterment of livelihood, self-employment and creation of an educated society. 


Howrah Municipal Corporation run free Primary schools

HMC plays a vital role mainly for the students of poor families. There are 12 HMC managed schools five of them are Hindi medium, three of them are Urdu medium and four of them are Bengali medium. 

Bengali Medium Schools
1. Chakroberia F.P.S. : 233, Mahendra Bhattacharjee Road
2. Rajaram Das F.P.S.: 2, Sarat Dutta Lane.
3. Naskarpara F.P.S.  : 37,38,39, Krishna Taran Naskar Lane
4. Salkia F.P.S.          : 311, G.T. Road

Urdu Medium Schools
1. Tikiapara M.C.F.P.S. : 29, Jolapara Masjid Lane
2. Shibpur Bustee M.C.F.P.: 66, Cowies Ghat Road
3. H.A. Memorial M.C.F.P. : 10, Fakir Bagan Lane

Hindi Medium Schools
1. T.D. Surekha F.P.S. : 39, Bhairab Dutta Lane
2. Ghusuri Hindi F.P.S. : 29, Madhab Babu Lane
3. Shibpur Hindi F.P.S. : 34, G.C.R.C. Ghat Road
4. S.K. Hindi F.P.S.      : 93, Dr. Abani Dutta Road
5. Belgachia M.C.F.P.S.: P-60, Beneras Road


Mid-day meal Programme

Mid-day meal programmes started from 15 th December, 2004 in HMC area to check the school dropouts. Up till July, 2007 it has covered 41,502 students, 263 schools in 39 wards. 


Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

This programme started on All-India basis from 2001-02 to ensure elementary education up to class VIII for all the children between the age-group of 5-14 years in West Bengal. It started in 20 districts with financial support from Central and state governments.

In HMC area ward committees were formed to ensure the participation of general public in the field of elementary education with financial help from the government the members of the ward committee along with the local people have come forward to spread their elementary education. The various financial supports received from govt. towards this end are

1. Maintenance grants

2. School grants

3. Teaching/learning material grants

4. Additional Classroom grants

5. New Building

6. Toilet for boys and girls

7. Drinking water

8. Book grants

9. Grant for disabled students and grant for SC/ST students  

10. Continuing Education Programme (C.E.P.)
      Continuing Education is the establishment for retaining the neo-literate dropout students of formal and non-formal education.
At present 44 continuing education centres are running in the HMC area. Its main objectives are:
1. for betterment of livelihood.
2. self employment.
3. creation of an educated society.


Maintenance Grants for SC/ST Students

These grants are for students who belong to families, which are below the poverty line for classes V to X. Prematric scholarship for the students whose parents are engaged in unclean occupation. Forms towards the grant on the basis of quota 120 (fixed for HMC) are available from Education Department through Councillor's recommendation. The grants are at the rate of Rs. 40/- per month for a period of 12 months.

Scholarship for OBC

Scholarships of Rs. 40/- per month for a period of 10 months is paid to students of class V to X whose guardians have a yearly income of not more than Rs. 44,500/-, grant on the basis of quota 400 (fixed for HMC, as on 2006-07) are available from Education Department through Councillor's recommendation.

Sarat Sadan Library

This library which has more than 2500 books by eminent writers is managed by the Education Department. Enrollment of new members is in the process.

Grant Equivalent to Tax for Govt. recognized and aided schools

Within HMC area grant equivalent to tax are sanctioned to Govt. recognized and aided schools/library through Member, Mayor-In-Council Decision and sanctioned through the process of reimbursement by the school. Schools have to submit bills along with original tax payment bill with application. 


Minority Loan

Forms towards this loan are available in the Education Department, which are filled up by the beneficiaries and sent to the District Planning Office for further processing.

Other Works

Besides Education Department's own works, there are other jobs done for Poverty Eradication Programme. The main components within the programme are as follows:

S.J.S.R.Y. Swarna Jayanti Sahari Rojgar Yojana

S.J.S.R.Y. which was started in Dec, 1997 seeks to provide gainful employment to the urban unemployed or under employed through encouraging setting up of self-employment ventures of provisions of wage employment.
Components of S.J.S.R.Y.

1. Thrift & Credit Scoeity
2. Urban Self Employment Programme (USEP) Loan (Bank Loan)
3. Vocational Training
4. Development of Women & Children in Urban Area (DWCUA) Formation

N.S.A.P. National Social Assistance Programme

(a) N.O.A.P.S. (National Old Age Pension Scheme) under N.S.A.P.
It was introduced in HMC area since 1996 and still going on. The Quota at HMC label has been fixed. Further no new beneficiary can be enlisted.

(b) N.F.B.S. (National Family Benefit Scheme) under N.S.A.P.
It was introduced since 1996 and still going on. Those who belong to B.P.L. family has credibility to have benefit of Rs. 10,000/- at a time following death of main earning member of the family age of deceased persons between 18+ to 64+ 

Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Loan Programme

S.C.P. Loan
For unemployed youth belonging to SC/ST family, loan is sanctioned amounting to Rs. 35,000/-. Education Department only issues loan forms to the beneficiaries on accepting of respective ward councillor's certificate. 

N.S.F.D.C. Loan
For unemployed youth belonging to SC/ST family, loan of Rs. 80,000/- to 4,00,000/-, Education Dept. only issues forms to the beneficiaries on accepting of respective ward councilor's certificate.



   Continuing Education Programme (C.E.P.)

     Continuing Education is the establishment for retaining the neo-literate dropout students of formal and non-formal education. At present 44 continuing education education centres are running in the HMC area. Its main objectives are:
1. For betterment of livelihood.
2. Self employment
3. To create educated society.

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