Government of Jammu and Kashmir

Department of School Education

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

About SSA

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 

Governing Body


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, 
Finance Department

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