The centre has approved the continuation of the Samagra Shiksha Scheme for school education for the next five years till March 31, 2026.
This scheme is for a period of five years, i.e. from 2021-22 to 2025-26.
About Samagra Shiksha Scheme
It has launched by the Minister of Education in 2018.
It is an integrated scheme for school education extending support to States from pre-school to senior secondary school.
It aims to deliver equitable, affordable and inclusive school education.
The Samagra Shiksha was formed by subsuming three previous schemes given below :-
The fund sharing ratio is 60 : 40 for other states and union territories with legislature.
Ministry of Human Resource Development is implementing the scheme of vocationalisation of school education under the umbrella of Samagra Shiksha.
A vocational subject is offered for classes IX to XII along with general education to provide necesary employability and vocational skills.
Samagra Shiksha 2.0
This upgraded version has been aligned with the recommendations of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
Following new interventions have been incorporated in the revemped Samagra Shiksha :-
All child- centric interventions will be provided directly to the students through Direct Benefit Transfer
Effective convergence architecture with various Ministries/developmental agencies of the Centre and State Governments.
Provision of training of master traniners for Anganwadi woprkers.
Additional sports grant upto Rs. 25000 to school in case atleast 2 students of that school win a medal in Khelo India School games at the National Level.
Financial support for State Commission for protection of Child Rights @ `50 per elementary school in the state for protection of child rights and safety.
Addition of new subjects instead of stream in existing senior secondary schools.
Specific training modules under NISHTHA by NCERT to train secondary teachers and primary teachers.
Incinerator and sanitary pad vending machines in all girl's hostels.
Transport facility has been extended to secondary school @ upto `6000 per annum.
Under NIPUN Bharat Initiative, an annual provision of `500 per child for learning materials. `10-20 lakh per district will be given for assessment for foundational literacy and numeracy and `150 per teacher for manuals and resources will be provided.
This scheme mainly aims to support states in the implementation of Right of Children to free and compulsory education (RTE) Act 2009 and it also ensures the sustainable development for (SDG 4).
What upgradation in new scheme?
SDG-4 & New Education Policy, 2020 Major intervention of SS2-0