Samagra Shiksha Scheme 2.0 Benefits / New Interventions / Strategy / Targets / Progress

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Samagra Shiksha Scheme 2.0 Benefits / New Interventions / Strategy / Targets / Progress

Samagra Shiksha Scheme

Central government has approved to continue Samagra Shiksha Scheme with an outlay of Rs. 3 lakh crore. Samagra Shiksha Scheme 2.0 (new version) will cover 11.6 lakh schools, over 15.6 crore students, and 57 lakh teachers of government and aided schools. In this article, we will tell you about the complete details of Samagra Shiksha Scheme 2.0.

Samagra Shiksha Scheme 2.0 Details

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by PM Narendra Modi approves continuation of revised Samagra Shiksha Scheme for School Education from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2026. Financial outlay for Samagra Shiksha Scheme second phase is Rs. 2,94,283.04 crore which includes central share of Rs. 1,85,398.32 crore for a period of five years i.e., from 2021-22 to 2025-26.

Benefits of Samagra Shiksha Scheme 2024

The Samagra Shiksha scheme 2.0 covers 1.16 million schools, over 156 million students and 5.7 million Teachers of Govt. and Aided schools (from pre-primary to senior secondary level).

What is the Samagra Shiksha scheme?

What has been proposed under the Samagra Shiksha scheme?

The major interventions, across all levels of school education, proposed under the scheme are:-

New Interventions in Revamped Samagra Shiksha Scheme

Following new interventions have been incorporated in the revamped Samagra Shiksha based on the recommendations of the National Education Policy 2020:-

Implementation Strategy and Targets of Samagra Shiksha Scheme 2.0

The Samagra Shiksha Scheme 2.0 is implemented as a centrally sponsored scheme through a single state implementation society (SIS) at the state level. At the national level, there is a Governing Council/Body headed by the Minister of Education and a Project Approval Board (PAB) headed by Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy. The Governing Council/body will be empowered to modify financial and programmatic norms and approve the detailed guidelines for implementation within the overall framework of the scheme. Such modifications will include innovations and interventions to improve the quality of school education.

In order to enhance the direct outreach of the scheme, all child centric interventions will be provided directly to the students through DBT mode on an IT based platform over a period of time. Samagra Shiksha Scheme 2.0 covers 1.16 million schools, over 156 million students and 5.7 million Teachers of Government and Aided schools (from pre-primary to senior secondary level) by involving all stakeholders of the school ecosystem i.e. Teachers, Teacher Educators, Students, Parents, Community, School Management Committees, SCERTs, DIETs, BITEs, Block Resource Persons, Cluster Resource Persons, Volunteers for providing quality, inclusive and equitable education.

Further, the Samagra Shiksha Scheme 2.0 will have an effective convergence architecture with various Ministries/ developmental agencies of the Centre and State Governments. As envisaged in NEP 2020, there will be a greater focus on imparting skills among the students. The expansion of vocational education will be done in convergence with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and other Ministries providing funding for Skills. The existing infrastructure of schools and ITIs and Polytechnics will be used to ensure optimum utilization of the facilities, not only for school going children but also for out of school children.

Major Impacts of Samagra Shiksha Scheme

The Scheme aims to universalize access to school education; to promote equity through the inclusion of disadvantaged groups and weaker sections, and to improve the quality of education across all levels of school education. The major objectives of the Scheme are to Support States and UTs in:

  1. Implementing the recommendations of the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020);
  2. Implementation of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009;
  3. Early Childhood Care and Education;
  4. Emphasis on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy;
  5. Thrust on Holistic, Integrated, Inclusive and activity based Curriculum and Pedagogy to impart 21st century skills to the students;
  6. Provision of quality education and enhancing learning outcomes of students;
  7. Bridging Social and Gender Gaps in School Education;
  8. Ensuring equity and inclusion at all levels of school education;
  9. Strengthening and up-gradation of State Councils for Educational Research and Training (SCERTs)/State Institutes of Education and District Institutes for Education and Training (DIET) as nodal agency for teacher training;
  10. Ensuring safe, secure and conducive learning environment and maintenance of standards in schooling provisions and
  11. Promoting vocational education.

AtmaNirbhar Bharat through Samagra Shiksha Scheme 2.0

Recognizing the crucial role of Foundational skills in the national development, it was announced under the ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat’ campaign that a National Foundational Literacy and Numeracy Mission will be launched, for ensuring that every child in the country necessarily attains foundational literacy and numeracy in Grade 3 by 2026-27. In this context, “National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy (NIPUN Bharat)” has been launched on 5th July 2021 under Samagra Shiksha.

Progress of Samagra Shiksha Scheme if Already Running

The Samagra Shiksha Scheme 2.0 is being implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme in partnership with State and UT Governments to support the States and UTs in universalizing access and improving quality of school education across the country. The achievements of Samagra Shiksha are as follows:-

During 2018-2019 to 2020-2021, 1160 schools have been upgraded at Elementary, Secondary and Higher Secondary level, 54 new residential schools/ hostels have been opened, 41180 schools have been strengthened (including Additional classrooms), 13.51 lakh schools have been provided library facilities, 13.14 lakh schools have been provided sports equipment facility, 12633 schools have been covered under ICT & Digital initiatives, 5579 schools have been covered under vocational education, 783 KGBVs have been upgraded from class VIII to class X, 925 KGBVs have been upgraded from class VIII to class XII and 11562 separate girls toilets have been constructed. The year wise progress of Samagra Shiksha Scheme can be checked here

During 2018-2019

During 2019-2020

During 2020-2021

Background of Samagra Shiksha Scheme

Union Budget, 2018-19 has announced that school education would be treated holistically and without segmentation from pre-primary to class XII. It is, in this context, that the Department launched the Integrated Scheme for School Education, Samagra Shiksha in 2018 by subsuming the erstwhile Centrally Sponsored Schemes of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Teacher Education (TE).

Samagra Shiksha Scheme treats school education as a continuum and is in accordance with Sustainable Development Goal for Education (SDG-4). The scheme not only provides support for the implementation of the RTE Act but has also been aligned with the recommendations of NEP 2020 to ensure that all children have access to quality education with an equitable and inclusive classroom environment which should take care of their diverse background, multilingual needs, different academic abilities and make them active participants in the learning process.

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