Ministry of HRD launches ‘Samagra Siksha’ scheme for holistic development of school education.

May 28, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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Ministry of Human Resource and Development (HRD) vide press release dated May,24, 2018 has launched Samagra Shiksha Scheme for holistic development of school education.

·         Ministry of HRD has taken a landmark step and completely overhauled the existing Schemes in School Education to treat schooling as a smooth transition from pre-school, primary, upper primary, secondary and senior secondary level. It focuses on improving quality of education at all levels by integrating the two T’s – Teachers and Technology.

·          School will get 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 relevance of sports to realise the dream

·         One million schools will get library grant of Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 20,000to strengthen the libraries to ensure that “Padhega Bharat Badhega Bharat”.

·         Website has been launched by Union Minister[] which provides details about the Scheme for information of the States/UTs, teachers, children, institutions and public at large. It details out the interventions for which financial support is provided under the Scheme to States and UTs. All notifications, correspondences and circulars are uploaded on the website for ready reference of States and UTs. An online Project Monitoring System is linked to the website which measures progress against targets and monitors processes of implementation of various interventions of the Integrated Scheme.

[Release ID-1533421]






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