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Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA)

Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan

Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA)

  • Providing a secondary school within a reasonable distance (5 - 7 km) of habitation.
  • To ensure 100 % GER, and universal retention by 2020, PTR 30: 1.
  • To improve quality, removing gender, socio-economic and disability barriers.
  • Infra: Additional classrooms, Laboratories, Toilet blocks, Residential Hostels for Teachers in remote areas etc.
  • Focus on vulnerable groups: Preference to areas with concentration of SC/ST/Minority for opening of schools etc.

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)

  • Transformative reforms in State Higher Education
  • To create an enabling atmosphere in higher educational institutions (HEIs) for research and innovations.
  • To improve the GER (Gross Enrolment Ratio) to 30 % by 2020.
  • To reduce regional imbalances, social and gender gaps.
  • Priority to Aspirational Districts, identified by the NITI Aayog.
  • It is a centrally sponsored flagship scheme.
    • Central funding: norm based and outcome dependent.
  • Planning and monitoring at the state level
  • Promoting autonomy in State Universities and improving governance.

Madhyamik and Uchchtar Shiksha Kosh (MUSK)

Madhyamik and Uchchtar Shiksha Kosh

Madhyamik and Uchchtar Shiksha Kosh (MUSK)

  • A fund for schemes of secondary and higher education.
  • It would be maintained as a Reserve Fund in non-interest bearing section of the Public Accounts of India.
  • Funding: All proceeds of Secondary and Higher Education Cess.
  • 1 % cess on central taxes.
  • Expenditure on schemes: initially from the gross budgetary support (GBS) ; from the MUSK only after the GBS is exhausted.

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