Get questions' Answers Data of Session 238 of Rajya Sabha provided by various ministries/departments.
In addition to the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) five Centrally Sponsored Schemes, namely (i) setting up of Model Schools; (ii) setting up Girls Hostels in secondary and senior secondary schools; (iii) National Scheme of Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education (NSIGSE); (iv) Inclusive Education for the Disabled at the Secondary Stage (IEDSS); and (v) National Merit-cum- Means Scholarship scheme (NMMS) were launched during the Eleventh Plan. Besides, the on-going scheme of ICT in Schools was also revised.
The major objectives of the RMSA are to (i) raise the minimum level of education to class X and universalize access to secondary education; (ii) ensure good quality secondary education with focus on Science, Mathematics, and English; and (iii) reduce the gender, social, and regional gaps in enrolments, dropouts, and improving retention. Despite being launched in the third year of Plan, there was a good progress under RMSA during the Eleventh Plan in strengthening Secondary School infrastructure, provision of additional teachers and in service training of teachers.