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Apart from the Chairman, RILM, who is also the Chairman of the Executive Committee (EC), the EC consists of regular and advisor members. Advisor Members include ex officio members like, the Rotary International Directors (RID) and the RID Elect (RIDE)/RID Nominee (RIDN) from India and the Rotary Foundation Trustee (or, the Trustee Elect/Nominee from India) and/or any other Senior Rotarian as the EC considers suitable.

The functions / role / responsibilities of the Executive Committee are :

  1. Consideration and approval of :

    1. All important policy matters and general guidelines relating to program/s of Rotary India Literacy Mission (RILM)

    2. All committees' organizational structure, composition and functions

      1. The organizational structure of the RILM office, including emolument bands and

      2. Appointment of senior management, on behalf of Rotary India Literacy Mission

    3. Annual program content, including national goals of the individual components of the T-E-A-C-H programs / activities and modifications, if any, thereof

    4. Annual budget, including revised budget, and fundraising activities

    5. Annual accounts, action on audit reports, annual reports and other steps for statutory compliance

    6. Measures for external and internal i) public relations and ii) communication channels with a view to establishing Rotary's image in the field of literacy

    7. Awards and recognition activities and the criteria and methodology for implementation

    8. Any matter not specifically allotted to any other committee of RILM

  2. Periodical / annual :

    1. Review of progress of program implementation and guidance on course correction

    2. Evaluation of performance of volunteer structure and support staff

  3. Holding its own meetings (4 per year) and organizing Orientation Program and meeting of the National Committee annually

Functioning under the general directions of the RILM Chairman, the RILM Office provides all types of support needed by the all the Committees at the National and District levels and also acts as the Secretariat of the Executive Committee.

The Advisory Committee's function is to advise the Executive Committee on important matters relating to the T-E-A-C-H program

The Program Committees, one each for 'T', 'E', 'A', 'C' and 'H', consist of the respective Committee Chairs, and five (or more) Members. Each Member of each of these Committees will be assigned RIDs as his/her charge for program-related purposes.

Role & Responsibilities

The responsibilities/functions of each of the Program Committees are :

  1. Ideation on program content after literature review

  2. Review of Central/State Government programs and their linkage with the corresponding programs of the activities of T-E-A-C-H

  3. Ascertaining how Government funding can be leveraged to implement the T-E-A-C-H programs and activities

  4. Exploring possible partnerships with Central and State Government agencies, NGOs and other organizations working in the field of school education, adult literacy and child development for implementation of the respective programs of T-E-A-C-H

  5. Communicating regularly with the District T/E/A/C/H Committee Chairs (in the literacy Zones allocated to each Member) and the respective Zonal Literacy Coordinators (ZLCs) to help with (i) District-level trouble-shooting and (ii) cross District dissemination and wider adoption/adaptation of good/best practices developed locally by any Club/District in implementing respective programs

  6. Communicating issues and challenges faced by the Chairs of District T/E/A/C/H Committees and DLCCs in program implementation to Chair, RILM and/or RILM Office

The Rotary Districts in the country have also been grouped in 10 Literacy Zones, each in charge of a Zonal Literacy Coordinator (ZLC) for training and implementation / coordination and problem-solving for T-E-A-C-H.

Role & Responsibilities

  1. Ensuring implementation of Level I, II & III (District Seminar) Training programs in each RI District of assigned Literacy Zone :

    1. Training to be conducted within the dates mentioned in the training cycle

    2. Ensure participation of all concerned as per the Training Cycle

  2. Ensuring participation of DGN & DLCC at the Level I training program

  3. Ensure Rotary Clubs set their annual goals for the T-E-A-C-H program at the Level II Training Program. These are then compiled to get the District Goal. In case, these total goals of the district are lesser than the goals committed by DG 2019-20 at IGNITE, then they will encourage clubs to reach those goals. Inversely, if the District Goals are higher than those set by DG 19-20 at IGNITE, then the DG will upwardly revise the Goal set by him or her

  4. Support the Districts in implementing the program and help with problem solving

  5. Upload quarterly reports of your work online and also monitor the progress of the DLCCs under you through their online reports submitted quarterly. Through the Reports and Evaluations tab in the Member Zone of the website you may access the online reporting format

  6. Ensure DG & DGE appoints District Literacy Team including :

    1. District Literacy Committee Chair (DLCC)

    2. District Program Committee Chairs

    3. District Program Committee Members

  7. To assist District in establishing linkages with government and other stakeholders for smooth implementation of T-E-A-C-H program

  8. Participate in Literacy Challenges/Campaigns that RILM announces from time to time

  9. To update online self-evaluation form periodically till it get's completed

Training & Website Management do not have a Committee but is spearheaded by Bharat Pandya as Training Leader and Angsuman Bandyopadhyay as Webmaster respectively.

Fundraising from Corporates & Trusts

Role & Responsibilities

  1. Analyze corporate giving in India, including understanding their priorities, funding budgets and systems of funding

  2. Establish contact (through Rotarians or directly) with these corporate houses

  3. Ensure empanelment of RILM as one of the probable recipients of funding under the mandatory Corporate Social Responsibility provisions of the new Companies Act, 2013

  4. Meet and make presentations to the corporates individually, or through RILM Office, at times collectively, locally and nationally

  5. Participate and make presentations at Chambers of Commerce and relevant events organized by them

  6. Identify non-corporate Charitable Trusts and Foundations and ascertain opportunities of raising funds from them

  7. Set quarterly/annual targets of fundraising and present them to the Executive Committee

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