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Prakash Javadekar launches Samagra Shiksha scheme for school education

On May 25,2018, The Union Minister of Human Resources and Development Mr. Prakash Javedekar launched the “ Samagra Shiksha “scheme .

This scheme is targeted towards providing education from pre-school till class 12.

Objective:

This will maintain quality of education, involvement of recent practices and inclusion of technology for the empowerment of students and teachers.

Salient Features of “Samagra Shiksha “scheme :

This scheme promises to increase the budgetary allotment for school education by 20% for the upcoming year.Samagra Shiksha scheme

  • This scheme will consist of the three components considered earlier for school education . They are : Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA),Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Teacher Traning .
  • The budget has been enhanced for school education from Rs. 28000 crore from 2017-18 to Rs. 34000 crore from 2018-19. And it would be further increased to Rs. 41000 crore in 2019-2020.
  • The number of schools to be benefitted by this scheme is : 11,50,000.
  • The amount granted will be : Rs. 5000 for primary, Rs. 10000 for upper primary Rs. 25000 for SSC and HSC schools.
  • Another scheme called “ Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidhyalaya Scheme “ has been extended from class 6-8 to class 6-12 for providing educational and hostel facilities to the girl child from disadvantageous sections of society.
  • An annual grant of Rs. 5000 to Rs. 20000 would be given for strengthening libraries of the schools.
  • “DIKSHA”– the national digital platform for teachers would put high quality teaching learning resources for ready use of teachers. The Scheme will support ‘Operation Digital Board’ in all secondary schools over a period of 5 years, so as to enhance the use of digital technology through smart classrooms, digital boards and DTH channels. The Digital initiatives like ShaalaKosh, Shagun, ShaalaSaarthi will be strengthened.

About Sarva shiksha Abhiyan:

This scheme has been operational since 2000-01 by the then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee. IT aims to provide universal primary and elementary education to every child of the age group of 6-14 years as mandated by the 86th amendment of the constitution of India.

About Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan :

This scheme was launched in 2009 and it aims to enhance the registration of students for secondary education from 52% to 75% and to ensure proper educational opportunities given to students belonging to age group of 15-16 years.