Category: School Education

Central support for primary education in country

For universalization of elementary education across the country the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme in partnership with State Governments. The Central and the State Governments have the concurrent responsibility to implement this Scheme. The existing fund sharing pattern between the Central and the State Government is in the ratio of 60:40 except for the 8 North-Eastern States viz. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim & Tripura and 3 Himalayan States viz. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh & Uttrakhand where the ratio is 90:10. The Central Government funds 100% in case of Union Territories for implementation of the Scheme with effect from 2015-16. The Central share is released in two or more installments to the State Governments/UT Administrations as per the prevalent criteria laid down in the Scheme.

Apart from the financial assistance provided to State Governments, various initiatives have been taken up by the Central Government to meet the objectives of SSA scheme in accordance with the legal framework of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009. Some of these are:-

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Gun Gaurav – HRD Minister felicitates Class XII achievers who braved difficult circumstances

Gun Gaurav – HRD Minister felicitates Class XII achievers who braved difficult circumstances

The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar in a group photograph with the students, who cleared XII with high marks and got admission to reputed colleges, at a function, in New Delhi on July 17, 2016. The Secretary, School Education and Literacy, Dr. Subash Chandra Khuntia is also seen.

In a first of its kind event, the Hon'ble Minister of Human Resource Development Sh. Prakash Javadekar felicitated 46 students who achieved high in their XII exams, despite hailing from economically weakest of weaker sections. Gun Gaurav , the felicitation ceremony held today at Minister's residence was an acknowledgement of the consistent efforts and merit of these students . " Hearty congratulation to all of you, who braved the most difficult circumstances to become great achievers in the exam", the Minister congratulated them.

During interaction with the students, the Minister saluted their extraordinary effort, and grit and determination which have landed them in reputed colleges as well. He expressed immense pleasure that most of them aspired to become teachers in their future. The students were also given books of Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam and Veergatha series as gifts. During the interaction, the Minister was also given surprise gifts of Paintings by the students. Most of the felicitated students are hailing from one room houses across different slums in Delhi facing challenges of poverty.

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