The Sub-Inspector of schools comes to his office either being promoted from L.S.C.S. cadre of being appointed directly by the government on the recommendation of the Selection Board. He belongs to the Subordinate Education Service cadre. The initial qualification of his is a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, Science or Commerce with a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
The Sub-Inspector of schools remains in charge of inspecting the primary schools in his circle. Mostly he is the academic supervisor. He may, however, be authorized by the Inspector or District Inspector to visit Middle English Schools. While inspecting the classes, he should be guided of the philosophy of democratic supervision. It is said that “the creative ideas for improvement can get smothered in the sands of complacency, defensiveness and put-downism.’ So the Sub-Inspectors are not only to provide constructive suggestions for instructional development, but to seek out the release the creativeness of the teaching staff.
Another duty of the Sub-Inspector is to meet occasionally the parents and guardians of the pupils getting primary education in his circle. He should explain to them the necessity for regular and punctual attendance in the school and to encourage the parents, to send their children to school regularly. Again, he should induce the people in general to take an interest in education in the present day world.
The Sub-Inspector is expected to visit each primary school under his area at least twice a year. According to rule he is required to be on tour “for more than 200 days.” He is to submit his tour programme to the D.I. of schools. He should maintain a diary with the full list of primary schools, showing the name and class of each school, the date of its commencement, the date of inspection in various months and remarks if any.
At the lime of the preparation of the annual returns, one Sub-Inspector tor from each Sub-division may be called by the D.I. for help or one from each District by the Inspector of Schools.
According to rule all questions arising under the rules regarding transfer certificate of the primary school students should be referred to the Sub-Inspector of Schools. An appeal may be made from his decision to the D.I. of schools whose decision will be final.
The development of primary education depends on the constructive and democratic supervisory behavior of the Sub-Inspectors of Schools.
The Sub-Inspector should hold an annual conference of I he head-teachers of the U.P. Schools and selected head-leathers of lower primary schools in his area. Here free and healthy discussion for the academic improvement should take place.