The Mo School core team consists of highly experienced professionals from various reputed national and international organisations. All of them believe in the catalytic role of education in the life and development of children.
The Mo School core team consists of Member Secretary & Chief Executive Officer (MS & CEO) who oversees the administration with support from a Chief Operating Officer who looks after the programme components (COO) and an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) who takes care the Finance & Administration of Mo School.
The Member Secretary & CEO reports to the Chairperson and Vice Chair. The Chairperson is an eminent independent professional selected by the State. Commissioner cum Secretary, School and Mass Education (S&ME) Department is the Vice Chairperson and State Project Director, Odisha School Education Programme Authority (OSEPA) is the Member Secretary & CEO. The core team coordinates with the Department of School & Mass Education (S&ME), Government of Odisha, and its wings including the Samagra Sikhya Abhiyan, Odisha Adarsh Vidyalaya Sangathan and State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT).
A team of government deputed officials: Odisha Education Service (OES) Officer, Odisha Taxation and Accounts Service (OTAS) Officer, Section Officers, administrative support staff – work closely with the core team.
Mo School Chairperson is the head of the Governing Council (GC).
Principal Secretary, School and Mass Education (S&ME) Department is the Vice Chairperson and State Project Director, Odisha School Education Programme Authority (OSEPA) is the Member Secretary.
Members of the GC include Additional Secretary S&ME, Director ST/SC Development Department, Financial Advisor S&ME, 3 District Collectors, Mo School Officer on Special Duty (OSD), Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Operating Officer (COO) and 3 nominated professionals.
The GC meets at least once in a quarter. The proceedings and resulting action items of each meeting prepared by the CEO is submitted to the Chairperson for approval.
Role and functions of the Governing Council (GC) are outlined below.
The Mo School Executive Council (EC) manages the day-to-day affairs of the Sanghatan. It functions as the State Level Committee (SLC). Principal Secretary, School and Mass Education (S&ME) Department is the Chairperson of the EC. CEO of the Sangathan is the Co-Chair. Officer on Special Duty (OSD) of the Sangathanis the Member Convenor of EC.
Other members of the EC include COO of the Sangathan, Director-Elementary Education, Director-TE & SCERT (Teacher Education and State Council for Education Research and Training), OSEPA State Project Director (SPD), OSEPA Financial Advisor and Chief Accounts Officer, Superintending Engineer of the Public Works Department (PWD).
The nominated members include: a practicing Architect, a renowned filmmaker, a pedagogy expert and 2 other distinguished professionals nominated by the CEO and / or Mo School Chairperson – including but not limited to the field of school education, the arts, literature, design, advertising, science, engineering, social work and sports.
Role and functions of the Executive Council (EC) are outlined below.
Odisha has 30 districts. Each district has its own Mo School District Level Committee (DLC). The District Collector is the Chairperson of the DLC. The District Education Officer (DEO) is the Member Convenor of the DLC.
The DLC includes District Project Coordinator (DPC) of Sarba Sikhya Abhiyan, Principal of District Institute of Education & Training (DIET), 1 Block Education Officer (BEO), 2 citizen representatives of the School Management and Development Committee (SMDC).
The nominated members include: a practicing Architect and a film maker nominated by the Mo School Abhiyan and 2 other professionals nominated by the Collector – including but not limited to the field of school education, the arts, literature, design, advertising, science, engineering, social work and sports.
Role and functions of the DLC are outlined below.
The GC can appoint, with the approval of the government, up to five individuals to the Mo School Board of Advisors (BoA) with a standard tenure of three years. The BoA comprises experts from diverse disciplines including, but not limited to, education, art, literature, architecture, design, advertising, film making, science, social science and sports.
Two eminent individuals have been appointed to the Mo School Board of Advisors (BoA):
Educationist, Literary Expert
Jatindra Kumar Nayak, Ph. D. is both an educationist and literary professional with a wide range of activities including translations from Odia to English, literary critiquing, column writing, and editing. He studied at Ravenshaw College, Cuttack and then pursued his Ph. D. from University of Oxford. He taught English literature to post graduate students of Utkal University at Bhubaneswar. He has founded an organisation at Bhubaneswar called ‘Rupantar’, which is devoted to the cause of translation. ‘Rupantar’ has already published many volumes of Odia books in English translation.
Educationist, NGO Chairperson
Nivedita Scudder is the former Principal of the reputed Rishi Valley School. She completed her graduation, B.Ed. and M.Ed. from Utkal University as a distinguished scholar. She started teaching in the Timpany School of Vishakhapatnam in the early 80s. Then she worked as a teacher in the Rishi Valley School for around 12 years before serving as Head Mistress from 1997 till 1999. She is associated with Unnayan, an NGO as Chairperson since 2000. The NGO works for marginalised communities with a focus on sustainable development.