MHRD releases integrated scheme to ensure education of children with disability

Nov 25, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on November 21, 2019, has undertaken an integrated scheme called “Samagra Shiksha” to ensure education of children with disability. It aims at creating an enabling educational environment for all students.

The Samagra Shiksha scheme is governed and regulated by the provisions of the Right to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009. The RTE Act provides free and compulsory elementary education, access to school and barrier free access for all children including children with disability. 

The scheme provides education for Children with Special Needs (CWSN) through which various provisions are made available for the educational needs of differently abled children such as, identification & assessment camps, provision of aids, appliances, assistive devices, teaching learning materials (TLMs), ICT resources like JAWS & SAFA, as well as transportation, escort & scribe allowances and stipend for all girls with special needs from Class I to XII. 

It also provides for financial support to Special Educators in order to appropriately address the educational requirements of children with special needs from elementary to higher secondary levels. 


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