The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for the continuation of the revised Samagra Shiksha Scheme for a period of five years from 2021-22 to 2025-26 with a total financial outlay of Rs 2,94,283.04 crore which includes Central share of Rs 1,85,398.32 crore.

SSA has been revamped to integrate the post-COVID education scenario as well as to include the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The revised scheme will now have a provision of up to Rs 500 per child to assess teaching-learning materials (TLM), indigenous toys and games, play-based activities per annum for pre-primary sections in Government Schools.

Support for teaching-learning material in accordance with the NIPUN Bharat scheme to develop foundational numeracy literacy up to Rs 500 per child per annum, Rs 150 per teacher for teacher manuals and resources, Rs 10-20 lakh per district for assessment will be assigned.

In order to enhance the direct outreach of the scheme, all child-centric interventions will be provided directly to the students through DBT mode on an IT-based platform over a period of time. The scheme covers 1.16 million schools, over 156 million students, and 5.7 million teachers of government and aided schools from pre-primary to senior secondary level.

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