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Department of School Education & Literacy formulated Integrated Scheme on School Education for period 2018 to 2020. New scheme will subsume existing education schemes as Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) & Teacher Education (TE) .

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  • Scheme was approved by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.

Key Aspects of Scheme

  • Schemes are come in backdrop of PM’s vision of ‘Sab Ko Shiksha, Achhi Shiksha’.

  • Schemes aims to support States in universalizing access to school education from classes pre-nursery to XII across country.

  • Vision of Scheme is to ensure inclusive & equitable quality education from nursery to senior secondary stage in accordance w/ Sustainable Development Goal for Education.

  • Scheme emphasized on improving quality of school education by focusing on 2 T’s – Teacher & Technology.

Objective of Scheme:

  • Provision of quality education and enhancing learning outcomes of students

  • Bridging Social and Gender Gaps in School Education

  • Ensuring equity and inclusion at all levels of school education

  • Ensuring minimum standards in schooling provisions

  • Promoting vocationalization of education

  • Support States in implementation of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009

  • Strengthening and up-gradation of State Councils for Educational Research and Training (SCERTs) /State Institutes of Education and District Institutes for Education and Training (DIET) as nodal agencies for teacher training.

Benefits of Scheme:

  • Holistic approach to education

  • Inclusion of senior secondary levels and pre-school levels in support for School education for the first time

  • An integrated administration looking at ‘school’ as a continuum

  • Focus on Quality of Education-Emphasis on improvement of Learning Outcomes

  • Enhanced Capacity Building of Teachers

  • Focus on strengthening Teacher Education Institutions like SCERTs and DIETs to improve the quality of teacher training

  • Enhanced use of digital technology in education through smart classrooms, digital boards and DTK channels

  • Specific provision for Swachhta activities - support ‘Swachh Vidyalaya’

  • Improve the Quality of Infrastructure in Government Schools

  • Enhanced Commitment to ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’- Upgradation of KGBVs from class VI -VIII to upto class XII

  • Emphasis on ‘Kaushal Vikas’ in schools

  • Support ‘Khelo India’ - provision for sports and physical equipment

  • Preference to Educationally Backward Blocks (EBBs), LWEs, Special Focus Districts (SFDs), Border areas and the 115 aspirational districts

Significance of Scheme:

  • Scheme gives flexibility to States/UTs to plan & prioritize their interventions within scheme norms & overall resource envelope available to them.

  • It will help to improve transition rates across various levels of school education & aid in promoting universal access to children to complete school education.

  • Scheme will equip children with varied skills and knowledge essential for their holistic development and prepare them for world of work or higher education in future.

  • It will lead to optimal utilization of budgetary allocations and effective use of human resources and institutional structures created for erstwhile Schemes.

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)

  • Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is Indian Govt. programme aimed to universalisation of elementary education in time bound manner.

Features of Programme:

  • Programme w/clear time frame for universal elementary education

  • Response to demand for quality basic education.

  • Opportunity for promoting social justice thru basic education.

  • Expression of political will for universal elementary education.

  • Partnership b/w central, state & local govt.

Objectives of Programme:

  • All children in school. Education Guarantee Centre, Alternate School, ‘Back-to-School’ camp by 2003.

  • All children complete 5 years of primary schooling by 2007.

  • All children complete of elementary schooling by 2010.

  • Focus on elementary education of satisfactory quality with emphasis on education for life.

  • Block MIS -MAIN Role in SSA

Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA)

  • Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan, flagship scheme of GoI was launched in March 2009.
  • Aim of this programme is to increase enrolment rate to 90 % at secondary & 75 % at higher secondary stage, by providing secondary school within reasonable distance of every home.

Objectives of Programme:

  • To improve quality of education imparted at secondary level through making all secondary schools conform to prescribed norms.

  • To remove gender, socio-economic and disability barriers.

  • Universal access to secondary level education by 2017

  • Universal retention of students by 2020.

- Published/Last Modified on: June 14, 2018


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