Competitive Exams: Current Affairs 2011: Schemes

Schemes

Girls Corner more Post-Matric Scholarships than boys under the Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme of The Ministry of Minority Affairs during 2010 − 11

More than 48 % of the Scholarships Granted during 2010 − 11 under the Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme of the Ministry of Minority Affairs Went to Girl Students

  • All three schemes are part of Prime Minister's New 15 Point Program for the Welfare of Minorities.

  • As per the general guidelines for the Post-matric Scholarship Scheme, 30% Scholarships are reserved for the girl students.

Union HRD Minister Chairs first Meeting of National Mission of RMSA

Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA)

The program was launched in March, 2009 as part of the Central Government's commitment to make secondary education of good quality available, accessible and affordable to all young persons.

Objectives

  • to achieve a General Enrolment Rati- (GER) of 75% for classes IX-X within 5 years by providing a secondary school within a reasonable distance of every habitation

  • 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, i.e.. By the end of 12th Five Year Plan and Universal retention by 2020.

  • Funding: As regards the Financing pattern and fund flow, Union Government shall bear 75% of the project expenditure during the 11th Five Year Plan, with 25% of the cost to be borne by State Governments. Sharing pattern will be 50: 50 for the 12th five year plan. For both the 11th and 12th Plans, funding pattern will be 90: 10 for North Eastern States.

Courtesy: The Hindu and Times of India