Faridabad Educational Council shall serve as the backbone for the broad collective impact effort in the education eco-system in Faridabad. It shall be driven by a Steering Team of about 7 – 9 members who shall be responsible for overall strategic direction and organization development. Administration of the council shall be overseen by a 15 – 20 persons Governing Council consisting of prominent educationists, retired government officials, civil society representatives, entrepreneurs and business leaders. Governing Council shall monitor data, make decisions, endorse and advocate the council’s work, and also provide some funding for initiative partners. Tenure of the governing council members shall be up to 2 years and can be extended by the steering team and the patron group upon mutual consensus. The operations of the Faridabad Education Council shall be managed by a Project Management Unit (PMU) comprising of 3 – 5 high quality development professionals with extensive experience of facilitating development programs at the district level in education domain. These professionals may also be provided by an external consulting organization with an expertise in education sector. The unit shall be supported by local full-time staff directly on the payrolls of the council. Appointment of the PMU will be done through a diligent and a transparent selection procedure. Steering committee and the patron group shall reserve the final right to select the Project Management Unit. PMU shall work closely with the governing council, think tank, donors and project partners but shall report to the steering team & patron group. Tenure of PMU shall be 3 years and may be extended by the steering council.
Responsibilities of the Project Management Unit:
- Identifying the gaps in education eco-system in a scientific manner
Identify new innovative projects that can be undertaken to fill the gaps.
- Identifying & recruiting best-in-class implementing agencies to implement projects in the district.
- Put up proposals in Governing Council meetings & take approvals for specific initiatives.
- Coordinate with the district administration for smooth execution of approved projects.
- Coordinate, monitor & review the work done by the implementing agencie.
- Documentation and information management of the work done by the council.
- Maintaining records & accounts required for legal compliance
Setting up the council website & dashboard for transparency and accountability.
- Support the Governing Council in raising additional funding.
There will be a Patron Group who shall guide as well as keep the governing council and PMU accountable towards the actions of the organization as well as play the role of ambassadors for the Faridabad Education Council. Patron group shall reserve a right to raise objection, modify or reject any decision taken by the governing council on the basis of votes through a transparent voting system. A set of domain experts shall also be a part of the council as Think Tank members who shall work with the Governing Council and PMU in the capacity of advisors in designing, executing and assessing projects along with supporting Faridabad Education Council to champion the designing of shared measures. Experts shall be invited to the think tank by steering team and the patron group with a consensus of the governing council.
Faridabad Education Council shall be raising funds from various Donors like CSR, grants and philanthropy in order to sustain the organization as well as to run projects on ground. These donors shall be in forms of organizations only as independent donors shall have an option of donating money to the dedicated citizen’s fund in the council. Each donor agency shall be a part of the extended governing council and shall have a vote in matters related to the projects and project partners. Faridabad Education Council shall collaborate with leading organizations across country as Project Partners in order to implement the projects on ground. One nominated representative from each project partner shall by default be a part of the think tank.
The council shall also have Honorary Members from government, administration, academia, corporate, industries and development sector. Honorary members shall not have voting rights and shall be in advisory capacity only. The honorary members may or may not contribute financially to the council. The final right of including new honorary members to the council shall be reserved by the patron group and the steering team.