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Four of listed 53 students to be treated under SSA

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Only four out of a list of 53 students suffering from cancer or heart problem in the state could be treated under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA) as health department has confirmed only these four. Other students are still waiting because of some discrepancies in the forms sent. A special meeting has been called by the Director General School Education (DGSE) to verify the cases and facts.

Under Inclusive education for disabled, a project of SSA, students suffering from various diseases are treated free of cost, students are identified by organizing various camps and students suffering from ear, eyes or orthopaedic problem have already been treated under the programme. Further in the programme only, a list of 53 students have been identified but only four students from the state could be treated so far and rest of the students are still waiting for the treatment. Read More>>

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Cost of right to education: Rs 1.78 lakh crore

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After the euphoria comes the real test. The cost of implementing the historic Right to Education Act over the next five years by Centre and states works out to a whopping Rs 1.78 lakh crore.

The new law will come into force from the next academic year and since right to education is now a fundamental right, it is mandatory on the part of the government to provide what is demanded.

HRD ministry sources say the total demand of Rs 1.78 lakh crore when finetuned will only work out roughly to just one-third of the staggering amount. They said that nearly Rs 50,000 crore can be provided to the kitty by the Centre and states from the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan fund. This brings the demand down to Rs 1.28 lakh crore. The ministry expects that in the 12th Plan nearly Rs 60,000 crore will be allocated to SSA. But this will still leave the effective demand to Rs 68,000 crore. Then again, Centre will have the tough task of persuading the states to step forward to share the cost of fulfilling the commitment.

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World Bank to fund Secondary Education Programme

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The World Bank has expressed interest to support the newly launched Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) scheme for improvement of quality of secondary education in the country.

The Ministry of HRD has agreed to the proposal of the World Bank and has written to Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) for further action, DEA sources told PTI.

The Bank at present also supports the government’s flagship programme, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), which aims at universalisation of elementary education.

The Bank has taken interest in RMSA keeping in view the objective of the programme to check drop-out rate at secondary level completely by 2020.

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