ISSE : (Integrated Scheme for School Education) / SAMAGRA SHIKSHA
Objectives of the Schemes (ISSE)
The major Objectives of the Scheme are-
i) Provision of universal quality education and enhancing learning outcomes of students;
ii) Bridging Social and Gender Gaps in School Education;
iii) Ensuring equity and inclusion at all levels of school education;
iv) Ensuring minimum standards in schooling provisions;
v) Promoting vocationalisation of education;
vi) Supporting State of Arunachal Pradesh in Implementation of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009;and
vii) Strengthening and up-gradation of State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) and Districts Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs) as nodal agencies for teacher training.
The main Outcomes of the Scheme are envisaged as Universal Access, Equity and Quality, promoting vocationalisation of education and strengthening of Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs).
Holistic Approach to Education
• Treat school education holistically as continuum from pre-school to class 12.
• Inclusion of support to senior secondary levels and pre-school levels for the first time.
• Setting up of new upper primary schools through upgradation to create composite schools.
• Single and unified administrative structure leading to harmonised implementation.
• Flexibility to States to priorities their interventions under the scheme.
• An integrated administration looking at school as a continuum.
• Learning outcomes and steps taken for quality improvement will be the basis for allocation of grants under the scheme.
Focus on Quality of Education
• Improving quality of education by focus on the two T’s – Teachers and Technology.
• Emphasis on improvement of Learning Outcomes.
• Enhanced Capacity Building of Teachers and School Heads.
• Strengthening Teacher Education Institutions like SCERTs and DIETs to improve the quality of teachers.
• SCERT to be the nodal institution for in-service teacher training-will make training dynamic and need-based.
• Annual Grant of Rs.5,000/- to Rs.20,000/- per school for strengthening of Libraries.
• Support to Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan to promote Science and Maths learning in schools.
• Support Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat Programme to develop foundational skills at primary level.
• Outcome oriented allocation of resources.
Focus on Digital Education
• Support ‘Operation Digital Board’ in all secondary schools over a period of 5 years.
• Enhanced use of digital technology in education through smart classrooms, digital boards and DTH channels.
• Digital initiatives like Shala Kosh, Shagun, Shaala Siddhi to be strengthened.
• Strengthening of ICT infrastructure in schools from upper primary to senior secondary level.
• “DIKSHA”, digital portal of teachers to be used extensively for upgrading skills of teachers.
Strengthening of Schools
• Improve the Quality of Infrastructure in Government Schools.
• Composite School Grant increased from Rs.14,500 – 50,000 to Rs.25,000 – 1 Lakh and to be allocated on the basis of school enrolment.
• Specific provision for Swachhta activities- support ‘Swachh Vidyalaya’.
Focus on Girl Education
• Empowerment of girls.
• Upgradation of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Viyalayas (KGBVs) from class 6-8 to class 6-12.
• Self-defence training for girls from upper primary to senior secondary stage.
• Stipend of Rs.200 per month for CWSN girls to be provided from Classes I-XII. Earlier it was only for IX-XII.
• Enhanced Commitment to ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’.
Focus on skill development
• Exposure of Vocational Skills at upper Primary Level would be extended.
• Vocational Education for class 9 – 12, as integrated with the curriculum and to be made more practical and industry oriented.
• Reinforce emphasis on ‘Kaushal Vikas’.
Support for RTE Entitlements
• Allocation for uniforms enhanced from Rs.400 to Rs.600 per child per annum.
• Allocation of Textbooks enhanced from Rs.150/250 to Rs.250/400 per child per annum.
• Allocation for Children with Special Needs (CWSN) increased from Rs.3000 to Rs.3500 per child per annum. Stipend of Rs.200 per month for Girls with Special Needs from classes 1 to 12.
• Special training for age appropriate admission of out of school children at elementary level.
• Enhanced transport facility of upto Rs.6,000 per child per annum to children from class I to VIII for universal access to school.
Focus on Sports and Physical Education
• Sports Education would be an integrated part of curriculum.
• Every school will receive sports equipments at the cost of Rs.5,000 for primary schools, Rs.10,000 for upper primary schools and upto Rs.25,000 for secondary and senior secondary schools.
• Support ‘Khelo India’.
Focus on Regional Balance
• Promote balanced educational development.
• Preference to Educational Backward Blocks (EBBs), LWE affected districts, Special Focus Districts (SFDs), Border areas and the 115 aspirational districts identified by Niti Ayog.
• Promoting ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’.
Samagra Shiksha is a commitment of the government to provide quality education to equip all our children with varied skills and knowledge essential for their holistic development and prepare them for the world of work or higher education in the future.