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					                                    State Project Office
                         Rajiv Gandhi Shiksha Mission, Chhattisgarh
                               Avanti Vihar Colony, PO Ravigram, Raipur




                 Letter No.       TE/Research 2006-07 Raipur, Dt. /11/2006

1. There is considerable emphasis on research under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan since
research studies highlight the problems encountered in the course of implementation &
also help in providing research based inputs & solutions for the success of SSA.

2. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Chhattisgarh seeks “Expression of Interest” from different agencies/
organizations to conduct the following studies/ tasks

        “Non-teaching tasks performed by Teachers”
        “Effectiveness of teachers’ training in classrooms”
        “Utilization of funds provided under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan”
        “Review of new textbooks/ reading materials developed in context of
        Chhattisgarh”
       “Study of poor performing districts to find out the real reasons of
        poor performance”
        “Assessing the role of SCERT/ DIETs/ DPOs/ BTIs/ BRCs/CRCs in bringing
        quality is schools”
        “Evaluative study of the utilization of school grants and grants
         given to teachers for Teaching Learning Materials etc.”
         “To evaluate how effectively teachers are handling children with
         special needs after training.”
        “Studies related to involvement of Panchayati Raj institutions in
         school activities and management of schools and effectiveness of
         these institutions.”
         “Study of Women’s Participation in Village level education committees (VEC) and
         School Management Committee activity.”
        “An evaluative study of various schemes for girls’ education and their
        effectiveness”
        “Case study of villages in the context of achieving Universalization of Elementary
        Education.”


3. Last date for submission of report will be exactly 7 months after signing of the contract. In the
case of delay, deduction will be made at the rate of 1% of the total budget for every month. The
data and the report shall be submitted on CD along with 10 hard copies of the report. The agency
will make necessary additions & modifications in the report on the basis of comments, if any,
given by Research Advisory committee members before payment of the last/final installment.
The State Project Office reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals for which the
decision of selection committee shall be final & binding on all applicants.

4. The agency/ institution that will conduct the study will have to collect data by investigators
from a minimum sample of 400 schools/ villages spread over in atleast four districts allotted by
the State Office.
5. Total budget for each study will not exceed than Rs. 5.00 lacs. 40 % of the total cost as
advance towards 1st installment on execution of bank Guarantee from any Nationalized Public
Sector Bank. 40% of the total cost towards 2nd installment after submission of the draft report on
recommendation for release of payment by Research Advisory Committee. 20 % of the total cost
towards 3rd (Final) installment on submission of Final Report and its acceptance by Research
Advisory Committee.

6. Apart from the above mentioned studies, agencies/ institutions could propose/ suggest some
other relevant studies/ activities which are useful for improving the quality of elementary
education. Some of them may be like capacity building of project functionaries, developing
monitoring mechanism, improving the functioning of project offices etc.

7. Interested parties may forward the following documents along with their “Expression of
Interest”:
         a. Organization Profile and its organizational set up
         b. Work history for the past three years
         c. Copies/ reports of previous studies undertaken for elementary education
         d. A demand draft of Rs. 10,000/- in favour of Mission Director, State Project Office,
         Rajiv Gandhi Shiksha Mission, Raipur, Chhattisgarh as non-refundable processing fee.

8. The envelope shall be superscribed with “Expression of interest for Research” and sent to
the undersigned within 20 days from the date of publication of this notice.


                                                                        Mission Director
                                                                       State Project Office
                                                                  Rajiv Gandhi Shiksha Mission
                                                                  Avanti Vihar Colony, Raipur
                                                                          Chhattisgarh