Highlights of Samagra Shiksha Scheme

Highlights of Samagra Shiksha Scheme
  • Name of the scheme- Samagra Shiksha 
  • Launched by- Union Ministry of Human Resource Development 
  • Related to-Education 
  • Type- Integrated scheme for school education 

About Samagra Shiksha

  • Samagra Shiksha is a name of integrated scheme for school education launched by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), government of India. The scheme covers from pre-school to till Class 12. Under this scheme union government extends support to states from pre-school to senior secondary levels. 
  • The programme will focus on quality education and enhancing learning outcomes of students, bridging social and gender gaps in the school education, and promoting vocalisation of education 
  • The scheme was launched by subsuming three existing schemes. They are 
  1. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) 
  2. Rashtriya Madhyamik Shikskha Abhiyan (RMSA) and 
  3. Teacher Education (TE). 
  • Thus three schemes which took care of the school education at primary and secondary levels — and Teacher Training will now be coalesced into one whole. 
  • The focuses on improving quality of education at all levels by integrating the two T’s – Teachers and Technology 

Objective:

The scheme was launched with an objective:
  • To improve quality of education 
  • To promote vocational and life skill activities in schools curriculum 
  • To enhance learning outcomes of the children 
  • To bridge social and gender gaps in school education 

Other important points in the scheme:

  • Under this scheme, Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya scheme would also be extended from class 6-8 to class 6-12 under Samagra Shiksha where girls from disadvantaged sections are provided education with hostel facility 
  • Every school will receive sports equipment under the SamagraShiksha, at the cost of Rs. 5000 for Primary, Rs. 10,000 for Upper Primary & up to Rs. 25,000 for SSC & HSC schools to inculcate & emphasize the relevance of sports in the school curriculum, 
  • 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. 
  • Under this scheme 11,50,000 schools would receive sports grants 
  • CWSN (Children With Special Needs) girls from Class I to XII would be given a stipend of Rs. 200 per month. 
  • To focus on the importance of libraries, schools would be given an annual grant of Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 20,000 under the initiative. 
  • The Digital initiatives like ShaalaKosh, Shagun, ShaalaSaarthi will be strengthened. 
  • Under this scheme a competition over myGov to design an apt logo for the scheme which signifies a holistic approach for holistic development of children. 

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