The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for the continuation of the revised Samagra Shiksha Scheme for a period of five years i.e., from 2021-22 to 2025-26 with a total financial outlay of Rs.2,94,283.04 crore which includes Central share of Rs.1,85,398.32 crore.
The scheme 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).
The Samagra Shiksha scheme is an integrated scheme for school education covering the entire gamut from pre-school to class XII.
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.
The scheme will have an effective convergence architecture with various Ministries/ developmental agencies of the Centre and State Governments. 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.
Provision of training of Master Trainers for training of Anganwadi workers and In-service teacher training for ECCE teachers.
Provision of upto Rs 500 per child for Teaching Learning Materials (TLM), indigenous toys and games, play based activities per annum for pre-primary sections in Government Schools.
NIPUN Bharat, a National Mission on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy to ensure that every child achieves the desired learning competencies in reading, writing and numeracy at the end of grade III and not later than grade V has been launched under the scheme with provision of TLM upto Rs 500 per child per annum, Rs 150 per teacher for teacher manuals and resources, Rs 10-20 lakh per district for assessment.
Specific training modules under NISHTHA by NCERT to train Secondary teachers and Primary teachers.
Strengthening of infrastructure of schools from pre-primary to senior secondary, earlier pre-primary was excluded. Incinerator and sanitary pad vending machines in all girls’ hostels.
Addition of new subjects instead of Stream in existing senior secondary schools. Transport facility has been extended to secondary level upto Rs 6000 per annum.
For out-of-school children at 16 to 19 years of age, support will be provided to SC, ST, disabled children, upto Rs 2000 per child per grade to complete their secondary/senior secondary levels through NIOS/SOS.
Financial support for State Commission for Protection of Child Rights Rs 50 per elementary school in the state, for protection of child rights and safety.
Additional Sports grant of upto Rs. 25000 to schools in case atleast 2 students of that school win a medal in Khelo India school games at the National level.
Provision for Bagless days, school complexes, internships with local artisans, curriculum and pedagogical reforms etc included.
A new component Appointment of Language Teacher has been added in the scheme- components of training of teachers and bilingual books and teaching learning material added, besides support for salary of teachers.
Provision made for all KGBVs to be upgraded to class XII. Enhanced financial support for existing Stand-alone Girls’ Hostels for classes IX to XII (KGBV Type IV) of uptoRs 40 lakh per annum (earlier Rs 25 lakh per annum).
Training for 3 months for inculcating self-defence skills under ‘Rani Laxmibai Atma Raksha Prashikshan’ and amount increased from Rs 3000 to Rs 5000 per month.
Separate provision of stipend for CWSN girls Rs. 200 per month for 10 months, in addition to student component from pre-primary to senior secondary level.
Provision of annual identification camps for CWSN at block level Rs. 10000 per camp and equipping of Block Resource centres for rehabilitation and special training of CWSN.
Provision for Establishment of New SCERT has been included and new DIETs in districts created upto 31st March 2020.
The academic support of BRCs and CRCs has been extended for pre-primary and Secondary level also.
Provision of Classroom cum workshop for Vocational Education in schools serving as Hub for other schools in the neighbourhood. Provision of transport and assessment cost for schools serving as spokes has been made.
Provision of ICT labs, Smart classrooms including support for digital boards, smart classrooms, virtual classrooms and DTH channels have been provided.
Child tracking provision included for students of Government and Government aided schools
Support for Social Audit covering 20% of schools per year so that all schools are covered in a period of Five years.