Samagra Shiksha

Samagra Shiksha – a holistic approach towards the school education from Preschool to class 12. It will help to improve school effectiveness measured in terms of equal opportunities for schooling and equitable learning outcomes.

It subsumes three Schemes:

Major Points of Scheme:

  • Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
  • Fund sharing pattern for the scheme between Centre and States
    • 90:10 for the 8 North-Eastern States and 3 Himalayan States and
    • 60:40 for all other States and Union Territories with Legislature.
  • The main emphasis is on improving quality of school education by focusing on the two T’s – Teacher and Technology.
  • It will enable the SCERT to become the nodal agency for conduct and monitoring of all in-service training programes to make it need-focused and dynamic.
  • It will also be incentivizing states—there will be performance-linked grants—to work towards certain goals identified by the Centre, including improving learning outcomes and rationalizing teacher redeployment.

Major Aims of the Scheme are

  • 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 Vocalisation of education;
  • Support States in implementation of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009;
  • Strengthening and up-gradation of SCERTs/State Institutes of Education and DIET as nodal agencies for teacher training.

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