Cabinet clears new integrated school education plan
New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the proposal of Department of School Education and Literacy to formulate a Integrated Scheme on School Education by subsuming Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Teacher Education (TE) from April 1, 2018.
An estimated allocation of Rs 75,000 crore over the period up to Mach 31, 2020 has been approved which is a 20 per cent increase over the current allocations, an official statement said.
The scheme comes in the backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of 'Sabko Shiksha, Achhi Shiksha' and aims to support the states in universalizing access to school education from classes pre-nursery to XII across the country.
The vision of the Scheme will be to ensure inclusive
and equitable quality education from nursery to senior secondary stage in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goal for Education.
The main emphasis of the Integrated Scheme is on improving quality of school education by focusing on the two T's - Teacher and Technology.