Guidelines for the formation of Parent Teachers Associations (PTA) in Schools

General Education Department has published detailed guidelines for Parent Teachers Associations (PTA) formation and its activities in Govt / Aided schools. The first meeting of PTA in Higher Secondary schools should be within one month after completion of  Plus One admission whereas it should be conducted in the month of June itself in schools with no Higher Secondary section. The common PTA should be conducted at least thrice a year.
Selection of PTA Executive Committee
PTA Executive Committee should be elected in the first meeting itself. PTA executive committee is a syndicate of Parents and Teachers. The number of executive committee members should be between 15 and 21. The number of Parents be at least one more than that of Teachers and the number of female members must be equal or more than equal. It should be confirmed that representatives from each section - Primary, High school, Higher secondary and Vocational Higher secondary are there.
Selection of PTA Executives
The first meeting of executive committee and General body meeting be on the same day so that the President, Vice President etc. can be elected. The duration for being a PTA president is limited to three consecutive years. PTA Executives selection related detailed guidelines are available in the link given below.
PTA Membership Fee
PTA membership fee is mandatory for all parents every year. The membership fee should be given either at the time of admission or in the first month.
Membership fee order-
LP Section 10
UP Section 25
HS Section 50
HSS Section 100
The PTA membership fee is not compulsory for the parents of SC/ ST and financially backward students. Still they would be members of PTA general body.
PTA Fund Collection
PTA fund can be collected as per the amount given below if the PTA General body decides.
LP Section 20
UP Section 50
HS Section 100
HSS Section 400
The link below shows the Govt Order explaining the disbursal of the PTA fund collected. The orders published by the General Education Department at different occasions in connection with PTA activities are gathered and given here. To download click the link below.
PTA cannot be considered as falling within the defanition of Public Authority as defined under sec 2(h) of the RTI act and cannot be embraced within the ambit of the Right to Information act of 2005. Circular No. H1/10146/2020/DGE dtd 01.12.2020
PTA Executive Committee- Aided School Manager- Ex-officio member GO(MS) No.7/2019 Gen.edn dtd 11.01.2019ar dtd 24.11.2018
PTA Fund Collection-guidelines by DHSE.Circular dtd 24.11.2018
PTA Fund Collection-Format of Receipt book and Guidelines.Circular dtd 22.11.2018
Our Responsibility to Children (ORC) Nodal Teacher should be a member in PTA executive committee. GO (MS) No.17/ 2018/ Gen.Edn dtd 19.02.2018
Formation of Parent Teachers Association. GO (MS) No.126 / 2007/ Gen.Edn dtd 25.06.2007
SC/ST students are exempted from PTA Member ship fee. Guidelines dtd 16.06.14
HSE-Illegal collection of money at the time of HSE admission. Circular No ACDC4/21081/2014 dtd 18.07.2014
PTA Guidelines Modified . Govt Order GO(MS) No.196/2014 Gen_edn dtd 23.09.2014
Period of PTA President-limited upto 3 years-orders issued G.O(Ms)No.190-2016-G.Edn dtd 16.11.2016

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