The Model School Scheme envisages setting up of 6,000 model schools as benchmark of excellence at block level at the rate of one school per block. The scheme has two modes of implementation, viz. (i) setting up of 3,500 schools in educationally backward blocks (EBBs) through State/UT Governments, and (ii) the remaining 2,500 schools under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode in blocks which are not educationally backward.
The schools to be set up through States/UTs are to be located in EBBs preferably in block headquarters and the ones to be set up under the PPP mode are to be located in non-EBBs. Details of EBBs are available at http://ssamis.nic.in/EBB
Under the PPP component, Model schools are to be set up by the private entities on a design, build, finance and operate basis. The Government support will be provided on the basis of fulfillment of certain performance parameters that aims at improved education indicators.
This information was given by the Union HRD Minister Smt. Smriti Irani in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question today.
Source: Press Information Bureau