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SARVA SHIKHSHA ABHIYAN (SSA)
  • SSA TOWARDS UNIVERSALIZE ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
  • OBJECTIVES OF SSA AND TIME FRAME
  • THE NATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR EDUCATION OF GIRLS AT ELEMENTARY LEVEL AS A COMPONENT OF THE SCHEME OF SARVA      SHIKSHA ABHIYAN
  • THE KASTURBA GANDHI BALIKA VIDYALAYAS (KGBVs)
  • RASHTRIYA MADHYAMIK SHIKSHA ABHIYAN (RMSA)
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    INCENTIVE SCHEMES
  • NATIONAL PROGRAMME OF NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT TO PRIMARY EDUCATION
  • THE NATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR EDUCATION OF GIRLS AT ELEMENTARY LEVEL AS A COMPONENT OF THE SCHEME OF SARVA      SHIKSHA ABHIYAN
  • INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) AT SCHOOLS SCHEME
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  • SCHEMES GUIDELINES - NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME
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  • SCHEMES FOR EARLY ATTRACTION OF TALENTS FOR SCIENCE
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  • FRAMEWORK FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF RMSA
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  • SCHEMES FOR CONSTRUCTION OF GIRLS HOSTEL
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  • CENTRALLY SPONSORED SCHEME
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  • SCHEME FOR SETTING UP OF MODEL SCHOOLS AT BLOCK LEVEL
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  • WBSSA - SOME BASIC INFORMATION (2009-2010)
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  • WBSCSTDFC - EDUCATION LOAN SCHEME OF NSFDC
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       SARVA SHIKHSHA ABHIYAN  (SSA)



    SSA TOWARDS UNIVERSALIZE ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

  • Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is an effort to Universalize Elementary Education by community - ownership of the school system.

  • A programme with a clear time frame for universal elementary education.

  • A response to the demand for quality basic education all over the country.

  • An effort at effectively involving the Panchayati Raj Institutions, School Management Committee , Village and Urban Slum level Education Committees, Parents Teachers Associations , Mother Teacher Associations , Tribal Autonomous Councils and other grass root level structures in the management of elementary schools.

  • An expression of political will for universal elementary education across the country.

  • A partnership between the Central, State and the Local governments.

  • An opportunity for States to develop their own vision of elementary education.

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    OBJECTIVES OF SSA AND TIME FRAME

    The SSA Mission strives to secure the right to quality basic education for all children in the 5+ to 13+ years age group. The goals of the SSA Mission are :-
  • Enrolment of all children in school , Education Guarantee Centres, Alternate Schools, Back to School Camp within 2005

  • Retention of all children till the upper primary stage by 2010.

  • Bridging of gender & social category gaps in enrolment, retention and learning.

  • Ensuring that there is significant enhancement in the learning achievement level of children at the primary & upper primary stage.

  • Each district would set target dates by which the goals of SSA would be achieved in the specific context but not later than 2010

  • District would evolve a mechanism for regular objective assessment of students learning level with the help of the state officials.

  • Empowering of children to be active participants in a knowledge society.

  • A result oriented approach with accountability towards performance & output at all levels.

  • A people centered mode of implementation of educational interventions with involvement of all stakeholders specially teachers, parents, community, & Panchayati Raj Institutions and voluntary organizations.

  • An equity based approach that focuses on the needs of educationally backward areas and disadvantaged social groups including Children With Special Needs, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Minorities.

  • A holistic effort to ensure convergence of investment, an initiative for improving the efficiency of the elementary education system.

  • Institutional reforms and capacity building to ensure sustained effort for UEE.

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    THE NATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR EDUCATION OF GIRLS AT ELEMENTARY LEVEL AS A COMPONENT     OF THE SCHEME OF SARVA SHIKSHA ABHIYAN

  • The Government has approved a new programme called 'The National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level' as an amendment to the scheme of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan for providing additional components for Education of Girls at Elementary Level.

  • NPEGEL forms part of SSA and is being implemented under the umbrella of SSA but with a distinct identity.

  • NPEGEL has been formulated for education of under privileged/disadvantaged girls from Class I to Class VIII as a separate and distinct gender component plan of SSA. The gender component is necessary to achieve UEE for girls in educationally backward areas.

  • The scheme is applicable in the following areas:
  • Educationally Backward Blocks, where rural female literacy is less than the national average (46.13%, Census 2001) and the gender gap is above the national average (21.59%, Census 2001).
  • Blocks of Districts having at least 5% SC/ST population and SC/ST female literacy rate below 10% shall also be taken up under this programme.
  • Selected Urban Slums.

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    THE KASTURBA GANDHI BALIKA VIDYALAYAS (KGBVs)

  • The Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) scheme was launched by the Government of India in August 2004 for setting up residential schools at upper primary level for girls belonging predominantly to the SC, ST, OBC and Minorities in difficult areas.

  • The scheme of the KGBV ran as a separate scheme but in harmony with the SSA, NPEGEL and Mahila Samkhya (MS) for the first 2 years but since 1st April 2007 merged with the SSA programme as a separate component of that programme.

  • The scheme is applicable in Educationally Backward Blocks having following criteria :-
  • Concentration of tribal population with low female literacy (below national average) and /or a large number of girls out of school.
  • Concentration of SC, OBC and Minority populations with low female literacy (below national average) and /or a large number of girls out of school.
  • Areas with low female literacy (below national average).
  • Areas with a large number of small, scattered habitations that do not qualify for a school.

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    RASHTRIYA MADHYAMIK SHIKSHA ABHIYAN (RMSA)

    Like Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), the Department of School Education and Literacy of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India is in the process of launching Rastriya Madhyamic Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) with an aim to achieve Universal Access and Quality Secondary Education. This section of Education for all in India presents details of activities that have been launched recently in this direction. Under RMSA, the responsibility to develop Secondary-Education Management Information system (SE-MIS) is given to the Department of Educational Planning, National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi. In 2006, a CABE sub-committee on Secondary Education was constituted.
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       INCENTIVE SCHEMES



    NATIONAL PROGRAMME OF NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT TO PRIMARY EDUCATION

    National Programme of Nutritional Support to Primary Education [commonly known as Mid-Day meal Scheme] was launched as a Centrally sponsored scheme on 15th August, 1995 to attaint universalisation of primary education. Its objectives were to increase enrolment, improve attendance and retention simultaneously to have an impact on nutrition of students in primary schools. The programme originally covered students in primary stage (Class-I to V) in Government, Local Body and Government-aided schools and was extended in October, 2002 to cover students studying in Education Guarantee Scheme (EGS) and Alternative Innovative Education (AIE) Centres also. From 2008-09, the scheme was extended to all students upto Class VIII in the State.In 2008-09, 70,850 Primary Schools were covered. The PAB has approved 71, 33,880 Lakh primary students for 2008-09. In 2008-09, 3,509 Upper Primary Schools were covered. The PAB has approved 38, 16,192 Lakh students for 2008-09.
     

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  • Central & Middle Scholarship Scheme :- For the students of Class VI. The State quota of which is 747 and rate of scholarship is Rs. 75/- per month. In 2007-08, 270 candidates awarded for Central Scholarship and 477 candidates were awarded for Middle Scholarship Scheme in the state.

  • West Bengal Merit-cum-Means Scholarship :- For providing with the financial assistance to the poor but meritorious students on the basis of Madhyamik Pariksha result securing at least 75% marks. Family Income has been fixed to Rs.80, 000/- per year and rate of scholarship is Rs.500/- per month in favour of 500 students, the quota. During the session 2007-08, 4142 candidates have been awarded with such scholarship. There is no quota fixed for SC, ST, OBC, and Minority students under the scheme.

  • National Means-cum Merit Scholarship Scheme :- Introduced by the MHRD for providing with the scholarship in favour of meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections to arrest drop out rate in class VIII. Family Income should not exceed Rs. 1, 50,000/- per year and the students have to secure at least 55% marks and 50% in case of General and SC/ST/Disabled students respectively in the Annual Examination of Class VIII. In 2008, 3551 students appeared in General category, 729 students appeared in SC category, 58 students appeared in ST category and 291 students appeared in OBC category.

  • National Talent Search Examination :- To find out brilliant students at the end of Class VIII and to provide them with financial assistance for obtaining quality education. In 2008, 10506 students (General-9171, SC-1223, ST-111, and P.H-1) appeared in State Level NTS Examination and finally 24 students (General-10, SC-11, and ST-3) were selected for award in 2008.

  • Centrally Sponsored National Scheme of Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education :- The scheme covers- (i) All SC/ST Girls who pass Class VIII and enroll in Class IX in State Govt., Govt. Aided and Local Body Schools in the academic session 2008-09 onwards, and (ii) All Girls who pass Class VIII from KASTURBA GANDHI BALIKA VIDYALAYA ( irrespective from SC/St or not) and enrol in Class IX in State Govt., Govt. Aided and Local Body Schools in the academic session 2008-09 onwards. The Girl student should be unmarried and below 16 years of age (as on 31st March) on joining Class-IX will be eligible for the scheme. Under the scheme , a sum of Rs.3,000/- will be deposited in the name of each eligible Girl student and the student should be entitled to withdraw the amount reaching 18 years of age.

  • Incentive Schemes for Girl Students of Class-IX to XII in the State Of West Bengal :- The State Govt. has introduced a new scheme of Scholarship for Girls Students specially belonging to poor families with effect from the academic year 2008-09. The Rate of Scholarship is Rs. 100/- per Month per Student.



  • INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) AT SCHOOLS SCHEME

    Computer education was introduced in 757 Schools and School Education Department has covered 543 schools under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Information and Communication Technology in schools benefiting 35,751 students with 286 full time teachers recruited through S.S.C in 2007-08. In 2008-09, the State Government is implementing ICT @ School scheme for the secondary stage through West Bengal Board of Secondary Education and 1400 schools will be covered under ICT Scheme as approved by MHRD, GOI. Computer Technology is applied as Learning Aid for the learners at Upper Primary School Level. Under Computer Aided Learning (CAL) Programme, 610 schools have been provided computers with educational CDs and 1512 teachers have been oriented.


    EDUCATION LOAN SCHEME FOR SC AND ST STUDENTS

    West Bengal Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Development and Finance Corporation extends loan to eligible Scheduled Castes students for pursuing full-time professional / technical / higher education under "Education Loan Scheme" of National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC). To apply online please visit WBSCSTDFC web site.