SSA is implemented as a flagship programme of GoI for universalizing elementary education. Its overall goal includes universal access and retention, bridging gender & social category gaps in education and enhancement of learning levels of children. It provides a variety of interventions inter-alia opening of new schools, alternate schooling facility, construction of schools, drinking water facility, textbooks etc.
The programme was launched in the State of J&K in the year 2002-03. There are mainly 8 interventions of SSA and the brief about these interventions in respect of J&K is given hereunder:-
Enactment of RTE Act implies providing of free and compulsory Elementary Education to 6-14 years age group. However, the Act is not applicable in the State of J&K as on date.
The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan programme is implemented through a Society ---- “UJALA” which is governed by the two bodies as
|Hon’ble Minister for Education||Chairman|
|2.||Hon’ble Minister of State for Education||Vice Chairman|
|3.||Financial Commissioner/Principal Secretary,
Planning & Development Deptt.
|4.||Financial Commissioner/Principal Secretary,