Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan(SSA)

Ministry/Department : Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development
Objective: Achievement of Universalization of Elementary Education (UEE) in a time bound manner, as mandated by 86th amendment to the Constitution of India making free and compulsory Education to the Children of 6-14 years age group, a Fundamental Right
  • It is a centrally sponsored scheme
  • It covers all districts in the country
  • It is the main vehicle to implement RTE.
  • It is being run with the support of World Bank.
  • Opens new schools in places which don’t have school
  • Strengthen existing schools
  • SSA has a special focus on girl’s education and children with special needs
  • Free textbooks are being provided to all children in government and government aided schools.
Factual Information:
  • Started in 2000-01

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