|1.||Aims and objectives of the public authority.
The aims of the Board shall be to provide secondary and higher secondary education and, for this purpose grant recognition to the required number of such schools in the territory; to pay special attention to the improvement of the secondary and higher secondary education so that it meets the required needs and standards of economic and social development; to provide adequate facilities for educational and professional advancement of socially and educationally backward communities; to take such steps and such measures as may lead to intellectual, academic, physical and cultural development of the youth.
|2.|| Mission/Vision statement of the public authority.
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|3.||Brief history and background of establishment of the public authority.
After liberation of Goa all the schools were affiliated to Maharashatra State Board for Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. A need was felt to have independent education board for the state of Goa. Hence Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education was established on 15th August, 1975.
|5.||Main activities/functions of the public authority.|
|6.||List of services being provided by the public authority with a brief write-up on them.
Subject to such conditions as may be prescribe and subject to such directions as may be issued by the Government from time to time the Board shall have the following powers and perform the following duties, namely: -
i) to grant and to withdraw recognition to the secondary and higher secondary schools;
ii) to advise the government on matters of policy relating to secondary and higher secondary education in general and on the following matters in particular: -
a) ensuring a uniform pattern of education;
b) maintaining of a uniform standard of education in secondary and higher secondary school;
c) co-ordination between the national policies and the policies of the territory in respect of secondary and higher secondary education;
d) co-ordination between primary, secondary higher secondary and university education.
iii) to lay down guiding principles regarding curricula and syllabi for the entire secondary and higher secondary courses and to prepare the detailed syllabi for all standards of secondary and higher secondary education;
iv) to formulate general principles for recommending text-books for sanction by the Board and to sanction such books subject to such conditions, as it may deem fit to impose;
v) to advise the Government in standard requirement in respect of staff, buildings, furniture, equipment, stationery and other amenities required for secondary and higher secondary schools;
vi) to prescribe and prepare text-books for all standards of secondary and higher secondary education;
vii) to prescribe conditions for admission of regular and private candidates to the final examinations;
viii) to demand and receive such fees as may be prescribed, from candidates to be admitted to the final examinations;
ix) to award certificates to candidates passing the final examinations;
x) to institute and award scholarships, stipends, medals, prizes and other rewards and to prescribe conditions thereof;
xi) to receive bequests, donations, endowments, trusts and other transfers of any property or interest therein, or right thereto;
xii) to hold any property, interest or right referred to in sub-clause (11) above, and to manage and deal with the same;
xiii) to demand and receive such fees as may be prescribed, from secondary and higher secondary schools recognised by the Board;
xiv) to appoint paper-setters, translators, examiners, moderators, supervisors, and other necessary personnel for conducting the final examinations in the territory, for evaluation of candidates’ performance and for compiling and release of results;
xv) to open centers for the final examinations conducted by it;
xvi) to declare the results of the candidates at the final examinations conducted by it;
xvii) to prepare a list of candidates according to merit for the purpose of award of scholarships, stipends, medals, prizes and other awards;
xviii) to lay down procedures to deal with cases of use of unfair means in the examinations and to deal with such cases;
xix) to generally evaluate the performance of students in all examinations in secondary and higher secondary schools including the final examinations and make, from time to time, necessary recommendations in respect of the same to the Government;
xx) to lay down the manner in which recognition would be granted to or withdrawn from secondary and higher secondary schools;
xxi) to call for any information from secondary and higher secondary schools and to call for special reports and information from the Director of Education generally and in particular in the matter of withdrawal of recognition in cases of secondary schools and higher secondary schools which show poor academic results or commit grave academic irregularities;
xxii) to require institutions recognised by it and by the Department of Education to extend their co-operation in the conduct of the final examinations;
xxiii) to recommend measures to promote physical, moral and social welfare of students in the institutions recognised by the Board and to lay down conditions of their residence and discipline;
xxiv) to appoint officers and servants of the Board, other than the Chairman, Secretary, Joint Secretary or Assistant Secretary, in its office and to regulate terms and conditions of their service;
xxv) to constitute provident fund for the benefit of the officers and the servants of the Board;
xxvi) to prepare the annual financial statement and to recommend to the Government for sanction, the annual budget;
xxvii) to conduct statistical and other research for the purpose of evaluation and reform of the curricular instruction and examination system;
xxviii) to appoint such Committees as it may think necessary for the efficient discharge of its functions under this Act*,
xxix) to consider recommendations made by Committees appointed under this Act*;
xxx) to make regulations for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this Act*;
xxxi) to exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be conferred or imposed by or under this Act*;
xxxii) to publish reports, paper, journals, bulletins etc. giving information of the activities of the Board;
xxxiii) to do all such acts and things as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act*.
|7.|| Citizens interaction – Expectation of the public authority from the public for enhancing its effectiveness and efficiency.
Though interactions are vital under democratic setup, the Board deals with matters which are confidential & time bound in nature the Board has its own limitations in having direct interactions with individuals. The Board interacts more often with institutions .
|8.||Postal address of the main office, attached/subordinate office/field units etc.
Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Alto Betim Goa 403521.
|9.||Working hours both for office and public.
9.30 a.m. to 5.45 p.m. (1.15 pm to 2.00 lunch break)
|10.||Grievance redressal mechanism.
The public grievances officer for redressing grievances.