Ensuring Right to Education through universalising elementary education

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New Delhi, Sep 9 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved revision of the existing norms of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) programme to conform with the RTE Act.

The SSA programme, a major flagship programme of the Government of India to universalize elementary education in the country, will be the main vehicle for the implementation of the RTE Act.

Revision of SSA norms, including provisions for teachers and classrooms, support for academic supervision, research, evaluation and monitoring, opening of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) to bring them in conformity with the provisions of the RTE Act and implement the combined RTE-SSA programme.

New norms under SSA for uniforms, transportation costs and residential schools to implement the combined RTE-SSA programme have also been included.

At present the funding pattern is in the ratio of 55 is to 45. For the north east the funding pattern will be in the ratio of 90:10. (ANI)

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