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Campaign on dropout students in Rajasthan focuses on right to education -Mohammad Iqbal

ril this year to arrive at the figures.? "Our survey has found that in every fifth household, there is one dropout student," Mr. Jain said. These figures were different from those of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, whose survey has adopted the criterion of children being out of school and reported the number at 12 lakh children.? Mr. Jain said the Authority was devising a tracking system to monitor the progress of students after their re-ad

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Govt denies kids cash for school -Basant Kumar Mohanty

e first two years — 2004-05 and 2005-06 — was not transferred since there was no dedicated corpus yet. The Kosh was set up in 2006 as a “non-lapsable fund”, to be spent on the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, which aims at bringing elementary education to every child, and the school midday meal scheme. These schemes receive funds from the budgetary allocations on education every year. According to the PSK Resolution, the money from

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Central and state governments sit over 24 lakh vacancies amid debate over job drought -Atul Thakur

bruary 8 shows that the largest chunk is the over 10 lakh vacant positions for teachers in elementary (9 lakh) and secondary schools (1.1 lakh). Apart from the vacancies in the centrally sponsored Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, which provides assistance to states and Union territories to maintain the desired pupil-teacher ratio under right to education norms, the bulk of these vacancies are in the domain of the states and Union territory administrations.

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House panel rap on govt for slashing school funds share

rore less than what the school education department wanted. The midday meal programme got Rs 10,500 crore while the department had sought Rs 12,147 crore. The allocation for schemes such as the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan and Teacher Education was pegged at Rs 30,891 crore, less than the Rs 45,685 crore demanded by the department. Please click here to read more.

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In Madhya Pradesh, many govt schools run from shanties, temple and open space -Hemender Sharma

are being run either from shanties, temple or from open space. Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government claims to have reached the last mile when it comes to providing schools for children under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan as records claim that no student at the primary-level has to walk more than 5-km to reach a school. A reality check, however, shows that there are many schools across the state that do not have a building and are being run either fro

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Kids' plates in toilet scrub

estion of asking children to clean the waste using food plates, he said. District collector Shriniwas Sharma has ordered an inquiry. "I have told the district project coordinator (DPC) of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan to conduct an investigation. A team of officials was sent on Friday," he said. Please click here to read more.  

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States are failing to spend their education budgets - because the budgets are too low -Shreya Roy Chowdhury

e contrary, they said, chronic low spending on education has created governance systems that are incapable of using the funds. This low utilisation has, in turn, resulted in low allocations under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan – the only Central government scheme that supports the implementation of the Right to Education Act. Under the scheme, which was introduced in 2000-’01, states unable to utilise the funds received in a year got less than

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The bleak new academic scenario -Krishna Kumar

cation. It meant additional resources and policy guidance to enable the system to expand its capacity for enrolling children. The District Primary Education Programme (DPEP), which later mutated into Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), symbolised the ‘safety net’ approach. It was designed to cushion the harsh effects that ‘structural adjustment’ under liberalisation was expected to cause in welfare sectors like children’s educat

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Aadhaar Exposed 4 Lakh 'Ghosts' In Mid-Day Meals? Claims May Not Add Up -Sreenivasan Jain

ucation department in Ranchi, they could offer no direct evidence that these 'ghost' children were illegally consuming mid-day meals in government schools. Mukesh Kumar, State Project Director for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan said that the two lakh duplicate names were discovered as part of an exercise conducted to track children who had enrolled in both government and private schools. This is a common practice in India where increasingly children are

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Social sector may be victim of inadequate budget -Bappaditya Chatterjee

ing core social sectors like education and health inadequate in delivering the benefits, experts say. Schemes like Swachh Bharat-Urban and the National Social Assistance Programme saw no increase, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan got a mere 4.4 per cent rise in allocation, while the Integrated Child Development Services got an enhancement of about five per cent. Even though programmes like Swachh Bharat-Rural and the National Health Mission got a double-di

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