Dharmendra Pradhan – Union Minister for Education:
In furtherance of goals envisaged under the NEP and to make quality school education equitable & inclusive for all children, Cabinet led by PM Narendra Modi ji has approved the extension of the Samagra Shiksha scheme for the next 5 years with an outlay of over ₹2.94 lakh crore.
The scheme will cover 11.6 lakh schools, over 15.6 crore students & 57 lakh teachers of govt. & aided schools.
It will play an instrumental role in translating the vision of the National Education Policy at the grassroots level & build strong foundations for a self-reliant India.
In line with the NEP, special focus has been given on developing key performance indicators for each component of the Samagra Shiksha scheme to ensure universal implementation and also on integrating skills with schools to prepare students of the 21st-century.