The HRD Ministry announced the launch of ‘Samagra Shiksha’ programme subsuming three existing schemes: Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shikskha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Teacher Education (TE).
This has been done to treat school education holistically, from pre-school to Class XII.
The scheme will mainly focus on improving quality of education, enhancing the learning outcomes and using technology to empower children and teachers.
The scheme will be focused on digital education and it will enhance use of digital technology in education through smart classroom and digital boards.
Objectives of scheme
♦The scheme will provide holistic education for holistic development.
♦ It would help improve the quality of education by focusing on teachers and technology.
♦An annual grant of Rs 5000- 20,000 will be provided for strengthening of libraries in the schools.
It is an integrated scheme for school education from pre-school to senior secondary levels. The scheme is an integration of three already existing schemes–Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Teacher Education (TE). While states would have the flexibility to prioritise their interventions under the scheme, learning outcomes and steps taken for quality improvement would be the basis for allocation of grants under the scheme.