SAMAGRA SHIKSHA(Sharing Between Center and State)
(An Integrated Scheme for School Education)

Samagra Shiksha - an overarching programme for the school education sector extending from pre-school to class 12 has been, therefore, prepared with the broader goal of improving school effectiveness measured in terms of equal opportunities for schooling and equitable learning outcomes. It subsumes the three Schemes of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Teacher Education (TE).

The scheme envisages the ‘school’ as a continuum from pre-school, primary, upper primary, secondary to Senior Secondary levels. The vision of the Scheme is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education from pre-school to senior secondary stage in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for Education.

The Scheme will be implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme by the Department through a single State Implementation Society (SIS) at the State level.

⦁ Provision of quality education and enhancing learning outcomes of students;
⦁ Bridging Social and Gender Gaps in School Education;
⦁ Ensuring equity and inclusion at all levels of school education;
⦁ Ensuring minimum standards in schooling provisions;
⦁ Promoting Vocationalisation of education;
⦁ Support States in implementation of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009;
⦁ Strengthening and up-gradation of SCERTs/State Institutes of Education and DIET as a nodal agencies for teacher training.

⦁ Universal Access, Equity and Quality, promoting Vocationalisation of Education and strengthening of Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs).
⦁ The fund sharing pattern for the scheme between Centre and States is proposed to be in the ratio of 60:40.
⦁ The main emphasis of the Integrated Scheme is on improving quality of school education by focussing on the two T’s – Teacher and Technology.
⦁ The strategy for all interventions under the Scheme would be to enhance the Learning Outcomes at all levels of schooling.
⦁ The scheme proposes to give flexibility to the States to plan and prioritize their interventions within the scheme norms and the overall resource envelope available to them

⦁ Access will not, therefore, be confined to ensuring that a school becomes accessible to all children within specified distances.
⦁ Ensure Availability of Adequate Infrastructure: - (Provisions such as adequate deployment of teachers, proper classrooms, adequate & functional toilets, Drinking water facility, ramps etc. are necessary part of any school building and shall have to be provided mandatorily.)
⦁ Child tracking through SDMIS
⦁ Mapping for Universal Access- Include both GIS based Mapping & community based mapping
⦁ Section 12 of RTE Act 2009 will be ensured
⦁ Transport and Escort facility to children in Classes I-VIII as an entitlement (@ Rs. 6000/ per child per annum up to Class VIII.)
⦁ Support the provision of residential facilities.
⦁ Secondary & Senior Secondary Level-For providing universal access to quality secondary education, the neighbourhood norms notified by the state/UT would be applicable for opening of new secondary and Senior secondary schools.

⦁ The major school infrastructure components under the scheme
⦁ Opening of new schools –( new primary schools, upgradation of primary school to upper primary schools, up-gradation of upper primary school to secondary schools and up-gradation of secondary schools to Higher Secondary schools.)
⦁ sanction of new composite schools i.e. from Classes-I to XII and buildings for building less school.
⦁ Major and minor repair of schools from classes I to XII of existing school infrastructure.
⦁ Repairs to dysfunctional toilets and drinking water facilities.
⦁ Construction of new DIETs/BRC/CRC buildings & strengthening of existing DIET/BRC/CRC buildings as per norms.
⦁ Construction / upgradation of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) buildings.
⦁ Composite School Grant

⦁ Provision of schooling facilities on universal basis essentially demands participation and retention of children.
⦁ Special Training for out-of-school children at elementary level
⦁ School Uniforms (Two sets of uniforms for all girls, and children belonging to SC/ST/BPL families’ in Government schools up to class VIII at an average cost of Rs. 600/- per child per annum.)
⦁ Swachh Vidyalaya Initiative
⦁ Swachhta Action Plan
⦁ Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar

⦁ This Scheme would dovetail and attempt convergence with schemes of other Ministries and State Governments. Such convergence would be ensured at the time of preparation and approval of the proposals for Annual Work Plan and Budgets (AWP&B) to avoid overlapping in coverage. (ICDS, NCLP, SCST, ADIP-(CWSN), PMKVY,NRDW, MNREGA, Youth Affairs etc.)
⦁ The State Plans should clearly indicate the areas of convergence with other schemes including details of infrastructure development & funds to be availed under these schemes.

⦁ RTE, equity and social inclusion
⦁ Gender and Girls’ Education
⦁ Access and Retention for Girls:
⦁ Gender, Equity and Quality
⦁ Gender and Violence
⦁ Special Provisions for equitable School Education with focus on Girls
⦁ Kasturba Gandhi BalikaVidyalaya (KGBV)
⦁ Reports highlighting about expansion of KGBVs
⦁ Girls’ Hostel for students of secondary and higher secondary schools:
⦁ KGBVs and Girls Hostels under the Integrated Scheme:
⦁ Vocationalization of Secondary Education:
⦁ Self-defence training for Girls:
⦁ Publicity of the programme (i) State Governments will ensure wide publicity to the scheme with publication of guidelines of the scheme in leading regional newspapers and Doordarshan at least once in a year.

⦁ Components of the Scheme
⦁ Student oriented components
⦁ Resource support
⦁ Key areas of the Inclusive Education Component
⦁ Education of teachers and other stakeholders
⦁ Curricular access
⦁ Individualized Educational Plan (IEP)
⦁ Building synergy with special schools
⦁ Research and Development
⦁ Social Access to CwSN
⦁ Monitoring & Evaluation:

⦁ Learning and Assessment
⦁ Curricular Material
⦁ Systemic Coordination and Synergies
⦁ Vision of a Quality Classroom
⦁ Quality Integration Mechanisms
⦁ An integrated and holistic school development plan may be developed which will facilitate a comprehensive strategy for quality improvement from pre-school to senior secondary level.
⦁ In order to enable quality, a wide spectrum of interventions is being provided to improve the teaching learning process in schools.

⦁ Support for various interventions related to improvement in quality of Education.
⦁ This will be allocated on two criteria i.e. (a) Core quality interventions like school grants, student assessments, digital interventions, vocational education etc. and(b) flexible funds for innovative quality interventions which in-turn will be decided on the basis of performance (example as evident from NAS result) and advocated policy interventions such as rural tenure policy, separate cadre for Head Masters, restructuring of TEIs etc.

⦁ Assessment of Learning at National and State Level
⦁ Learning Outcomes (LOs)
⦁ Achievement Survey at National and State Level
⦁ Composite School Grant & Library
⦁ Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA)
⦁ ICT and Digital Initiatives
⦁ School Leadership Development Programme
⦁ Shaala Siddhi
⦁ Textbooks (an average cost of Rs.250/- per child at primary level and Rs.400/- per child at upper primary level)
⦁ Community Mobilization
⦁ Training of SMDC Members:

⦁ Learning Enhancement Programme (LEP)/Remedial Teaching
⦁ Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat (PBBB)
⦁ Curriculum Reforms
⦁ Developing Learner Friendly Curricular Material
⦁ Reuse of textbooks:
⦁ Multi-Lingual Education and Bridge Courses for Tribal Children
⦁ Guidance and Counselling
⦁ Aptitude Tests
⦁ Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE)
⦁ Exposure to Vocational Skills
⦁ Experiential Learning
⦁ Kala Utsav
⦁ Excursion
⦁ Performance Indicators for Teachers (PINDICS)
⦁ Sports and Yoga
⦁ Laboratories
⦁ Tinkering Lab
⦁ Twinning of Schools
⦁ Student Exchange Programme

⦁ Support to Pre-Primary Level Support to States/UTs will be provided for setting up Pre-Primary schools that is co locating Aganwadi is in primary schools, training of anganwadi workers for pre primary education in line with NCERT framework, and curriculum development in convergence with the Ministry of Women and Child Development
⦁ Teacher Recruitment, Placement, Promotion and Transfer A. Teacher Recruitment
⦁ Teacher Education and Teacher Training
⦁ Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in School Education

⦁ Pre-School Campus: The physical environment of the school campus aligned to the primary/elementary school will be such that children feel safe, secure, comfortable and at ease and can enjoy exploring and learning. The teachers and helpers and other support staff should be well trained to supervise and look after the young children.
⦁ Sanitary Facilities
⦁ Safety Precautions Indoor and Outdoor
⦁ Facilities for Children With Special Needs
⦁ Child Abuse and Rights
⦁ Location of Pre-school School
⦁ Curriculum
⦁ Duration of Pre-school
⦁ Learning Activities
⦁ Content, Pedagogy, Practices and Assessment
⦁ Well being of the Children
⦁ Outdoor activities
⦁ Age for admission
⦁ Professional Development of Teachers

The major components of the new scheme would be based on the following pattern. The norms for the financial assistance available under the Scheme have been indicated and the States can supplement / augment the provisions for various interventions from their own resources.

Sl.No. Activities Programmatic Norms Financial Norms (The Central share under the Scheme will be restricted as per the prevalent fund sharing pattern based on the financial norms given herein)



Opening of New /Upgraded Schools

  • New / Upgraded schools from class 1 to 12th
  • Preference may be given to composite schools and consolidation of schools
  • Addition of new stream in existing senior secondary schools.
  • Preference will be given to Educationally Backward Blocks (EBB)s. L.WEs. Special focus Districts (SFD)s. Border areas and the 115 aspirational districts identified by Niti Aayor.
  • As per specified standards and state Schedule of Rates (SSOR) or CPDW Rates, whichever is lower
  • No expenditure under the Programme shall be incurred on construction of office buildings.
  • Assistance for Recurring Expenditure including manpower deployment in new Upper primary Schools of up to Rs. 10 lakh per school and new Secondary Schools of up to Rs. 25 per school.
  • Assistance for Recurring Expenditure including manpower deployment in new Senior Secondary Schools of up to (I) Rs. 40 lakh for one stream; (2) Rs. 55 lakh for 2 streams and (3) Rs. 70 lakh for 3 streams. Therefore for each additional stream in an existing senior secondary school, a recurring financial grant of Rs. 15 lakh per annum will be provided under the scheme.

Residential Schools / Hostels

  • Support for reaching out to children in sparsely populated, or hilly and densely forested areas with difficult geographical terrain and border areas where opening a new primary or upper primary school and Secondary / Senior Secondary schools may not be be viable
  • Preference will be given to Educationally Backward Blocks (EBBs), L.WEs. Special focus Districts identified by Niti Aayog
  • As per SSOR / CPWD Rates, whichever is lower
  • As per norms for KGBVs / Girls Hostel.

Strengthening of Existing Schools

Provisions for :
  • Science and Maths Lab, Computer Room, Art Cultural Room, Library, ACR, Water and Toilet, essential classroom furniture, School infrastructure as per the provision in the Schedule of the RTE Act, 2009
  • Major Repair, Minor Repair
  • Electrification
  • Residential Quarters for teachers in remote and difficult, areas
  • For a Senior Secondary section / school to be viable in terms of teachers and other facilities, it is desirable to have two sections foe each team, i.e. Science, Arts and Commerce. A school that officers a single stream of study, the total number of students in Grade XI would be 80 (40 students per section) and a maximum of 80 students in Grade XII. Thus the maximum number of students in a school offering a single stream of study would be 160. In a school that Offers two streams of study, the total number of students in Grade XI would be 160 (four sections) and a maximum of 160 students in Grade XII. In a school that offers three streams of study, the total number of students in Grade XI would be 240 (eight sections) and a maximum of 480 students in Grade XII if all students enrolled in Grade XI move to Grade XII.
  • Preference will be given to Educationally Backward Blocks (EBBs), LWEs, Special Focus Districts (SFDs) and the 115 aspirational districts identified Niti Aayog

(Admissible only for Govt. Schools)

  • As per SSOR / CPWD Rates, Whichever is lower
  • Electrification will also include Renewable Energy (like Wind Energy, Hydro Electric energy, Solar energy etc.) based on the proposal received from the state after seeing the viability.
4. Transport / Escort Facility
  • Provision for transport / escort facility for Children in remote habitations with sparse population where opening of schools is unviable or where Gross Access Ratio is low or where State specific proposal of consolidation of schools is received.
  • State would need to notify such habitations and identify the number of children in that habitation who would be provided this facility. This would be appraised based on the data provided by the State for such children under SDMIS.

(Admissible only for Govt. Schools)

  • Transport facility may be provided up to an average cost @ Rs. 6000/per child per annum up to class VIII
  • This would be appraised based on actual cost to be incurred as per distance, the terrain and the type of transport facility to be provided.
  • The option of Cash transfer will be allowed in the form of DBT to Aadhar linked bank accounts.
5. Free Uniforms

(a) To access GOI funds, the State RTE Rules must declare uniform as a child entitlement up to Class VIII

(b) These will be appraised based on the data provided by the State for such children under SDMIS.

(a) Two sets of uniforms for all girls, and children belonging to SC/ST/BPL families' in Government schools up to class VIII at an average cost of Rs. 600/- per child pr annum.

(b) The option of Cash transfer will be allowed in the form of DBT to Aadhaar linked bank accounts.

6. Free Textbooks
  • State should ensure timely supply of books before the start of the academic session
  • For the purpose, a real time monitoring tool should be instituted so that there is no delay in supply of textbooks.
  • These will be appraised based on the data provided by the State for such children under SDMIS.
  • Incentive for Reuse of Textbooks.

(a) Provision for textbooks to all children in Government / Local Body and Government aided schools, including Madara's as desirous of introducing the State curriculum, at an average cost of Rs. 250/- per child at primary level and Rs. 400/- per child at upper primary level.

(b) Primers/textbooks developed for tribal languages with bridging materials to facilitate a transition to the State language of instruction and English, would be eligible for textbooks for class I and II within the ceiling of Rs. 200/- per child.

(c) The option of Cash transfer will be allowed in the form of DBT to Aadhar linked bank account.

(d) Provision may be made for energized textbooks.


Reimbursement towards expenditure incurred for 25% of admissions under Section 12 (1)(c), RTE Act.

  • As per Section 12 (1)(c), reimbursement needs to be provided for admission of EWS students in neighbourhood private unaided schools.
  • This reimbursement would be done based on proof of actual payment to schools by the States.
  • There should be a transparent system of admissions and monitoring system for such admissions.
  • These will be appraised based on the data provided by the State for such children under SDMIS.

The reimbursement would be based on per child norms notified by the States / UTs for classes I to VIII subject to a maximum ceiling of 25% of the total AWP&B approved by the GOI for State / UTs under the Programme.


Special Training for age appropriate admission of out-of-school children (OoSC) at elementary Level

  • Special Training facility for out-of-school children to enable a child, admitted to an age appropriate class, to integrate academically and emotionally with rest of the class.
  • This assistance will be appraised based on an assessment of the success of the State / UT in mainstreaming children who have been provided special training facility. This will be an outcome based component to incentivize better performing states.

a) Up to Rs. 6,000/- per child per annum for residential courses.

b) Up to Rs. 20,000/- per child per annum for residential courses.

Item-wise costs to be worked out to provide adequate flexibility for the need of different kinds of children, and approved by the State Executive Committee of project within the overall ceiling.

9. Media and Community Mobilisation
  • Activities to enhance Community participation and monitoring for universal access, equity and quality
  • Workshops / Lectures/Programmes for creating Awareness on RTE Act, Learning Outcomes etc.
  • Execution of Media Plans for publicity of the objectives of the Scheme.
  • Preparation of related audio-visual, print material etc.

Up to @Rs. 1500 per schools for Government Schools subject to specific plan.

10 Training of SCM /SDMC

Capacity building and Support to SMCs/SDMCs

Up to @ Rs. 300 per school for Government School subject to a specific plan.


11 Learning Enhancement Programme (LEP)/Remedial teaching
  • Interventions for enhancement of Learning Outcomes especially for students in areas having lower performance under the Nation Achievement Survey.
  • Developing modules and exemplar material for teaching-learning teacher training and continuous and comprehensive evaluation.
  • Activities under Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat (PBBB) for early grades.
  • Remedial teaching after identifying students based on an assessment and post assessment to be conducted to see outcomes.

(Admissibility for Govt. Schools)

(a) Financial Support will be provided under State Specific project as per the allocation of flexi fund under quality subject to viable proposal received from the State / UTs.

(b) Remedial teaching programmes / LEP may be provided for weaker students at a unit cost of upto Rs. 500 per student after proper identification based on an assessment.


Assessment at National & State Level

  • For assessment of learning levels of children along with school evaluation, the mode of assessment would be through NCERT/other external agency for classes I to 12th periodically.
  • Analysis of assessment results and linkage with the design of Learning Enhancement Programmes / Remedial teaching and training of teachers.

Up to @ Rs. 10 to 20 lakhs per district depending upon the size of the districts and state.

13 Composite school Grant

School grant to all Government schools on

Annual basis for the replacement of non-functional school equipment and for incurring other recurring costs, such as consumables, play material, games, sports equipment, laboratories, electricity charges, internet, water, teaching aids etc.

To provide annual maintenance and repair of existing school building toilets and other facilities to upkeep the infrastructure in good condition.

Promote Swacch Bharat campaign.

Must involve elements of community contribution.

Composite Grant (for Government Schools)

  • There must be transparency in utilization and provision for social Audit.
  • To be Spent only be VEC/SMC/SMDC
Number of students in school School Grant*
<100 Rs. 25000/- (including at-least Rs. 2500 for swachhata action plan)
>100 to < 250 Rs. 50,000/- (including at-least R.s5000 for swachhata action plan).
>250 to < 1000 Rs. 75,000/- (including at Least Rs. 7500 for swachhata action plan).
>1000 Rs. 1000,000/-(including at least Rs. 10000 for swachhata action plan).
14 Libraries
  • In order to complement the activities under Padhe Bdhe Bharat and inculcate the reading habits among students of all ages, strengthening of school Libraries including purchase of books.
  • Must involve elements of community contribution

(Admissibility for Govt. Schools)

A) Up to @Rs. 5,000/- for primary school and Rs. 10,000/- for upper primary schools.

B) Upto @ Rs. 13,000/- for composite elementary schools (ClassI to VIII)

C) Up to @ Rs. 10,000/- for Secondary schools (Classes 9th and 10th)

D) Up to @ Rs.15,000/- for class 6th ato 12th

E) Up to @ Rs. 15,000/- for composite Secondary schools (class 1 to 10th)

F) Up to @ Rs. 15,000/- for composite Secondary schools (class 9th to 12th)

G) Up to @Rs.10,000/- Senior Secondary school only (class11 to 12th ),

H) Up to @ Rs. 20,000/- for composite Senior Secondary school (class 1 to 12th)

I) These grants will be available on an annual basis.

15 Rastriya Avishkar Abhiya –II (RAA)

To promote Science and Maths learning at upper primary to Senior Secondary (for Classes VI to XII) as per the guidelines of RAA

Depends upon the State specific proposal which would include Science and Maths kits, Science and Maths fair /exhibitions, capacity building of Science and maths Teachers, exposure visits, mentoring by higher educational institutions etc.

16 ICT and Digital Initiatives
  • The component will cover classes VI to XII. Flexibility to procure hardware such as tables d laptops / Notebooks / integrated teaching learning devices and open source operating system as well as Hardware, Software, training and resource support. This would include support for digital boards, smart classrooms, virtual classrooms and DTH channels on pro-rate basis for number of schools approved.
  • Priority will be given to projects which have an element of community participation

(Admissibility for Govt. Schools)

For schools having classes 6 to 12, a non-recurring grant of up to Rs. 6.40 lakh per school and recurring grant of upto Rs. 2.40 lakh per school per annum for a period of 5 years.

  • Flexible funds for innovation
  • State Specific Projects for improvement of Quality and access of Education.
  • Activities like EK Bharat Shreshta Bharat.
  • Kala Utsav, Yoga Olympiad, Band competitions etc.

Financial Support will be provided under State Specific project as per the allocation of flexi fund under quality to the state subject to viable proposal received from the state / UTs

18 Other Quality Initiatives
  • Guidance and counselling services for schools
  • Aptitude Tests
  • Exposure to Vocational Skills at Upper Primary Level

Financial Support will be provided under State Specific project as per the allocation of flexi fund under quality to the state subject to viable proposal received from the State / UTs.

19 Support at Pre-nursery level
  • At pre-nursery level support for training of Anganwadi workers for pre-nursery education in line with the NCERT Framework, co-location of Anganwad is in Primary schools and curriculum development in convergence with Ministry / Department of Women and child Development can be provided.
  • Support the efforts of State Government in setting up pre- nursery schools

(Admissibility for Govt. Schools)

  • Based on State-specific proposal
  • Recurring Grant, including manpower deployment, of up to Rs. 2 lakh per school and non-recurring grant of up to Rs. 1 lakh per school.



Teacher Salary (HMs / Teachers)

  • Teachers will be recruited as per the terms and conditions of the respective States / UTs
  • Salary Structure will be determined by the State norms for salaries.
  • The entitlement would be determined after an assessment of the requirement of the posts and adequate deployment of teachers a per the PTR norms. This will be based on the data provided by the State for teachers under UDISE / Shalakosh and DIKSHA.
  • There will be nor separate cadre of teachers sanctioned by the Centre. All teachers are ultimately the responsibility of the State Government.
  • Teachers will be adequately deployed to ensure that all schools follow the PTR norms.

Salary Structure will be determined by the State norms for salaries. The Central share under the Scheme for teachers' salaries will be restricted as per the prevalent fund sharing pattern based on the financial norms given below:

a. Primary Teacher: upto Rs. 15000 per month

b. Upp Primary teachers : up to Rs 20000 per month

c. For Secondary teachers : up to Rs 25,000 per month

d. Head Teachers: up to Rs 25000 per month

e. Head Master / Principal : up to Rs. 30000/- per month

f. Part time teachers (for Arts, Physical and Health Education and Work Education): up to Rs. 7000 per month

In case of a composite school, the Head Teacher of the senior most level will be in-charge of the whole school.



Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV)

  • KGBVs to be extended up to Class 12th for smooth transition of girls from Elementary to Senior Secondary.
  • Priority will be given for up-gradation of KGBV where the Girl's Hostel has been established in the same campus and there is no secondary / Senior Secondary school in the vicinity.

For building as per SSOR / CPWD rates, whichever is lower

A recurring grant would be provided as below to account for all expenses including manpower cost.

(i) For KGBVs for classes VI to VIII of upto Rs 60 lakh per annum

(ii) For KGBVs for classes Vi to X of upto Rs. 80 lakh per annum

(iii) For KGBVs for classes Vi to XII of upto 1 crore per annum

(iv) For existing Stan-alone Girls' Hostels for classes IX to XII of upto Rs. 25 lakh


Self Defence training for Girls

Training for 3 months for inculcating self defence skills including life skill for self protection and self-development.

(admissibility for Govt. School)

Provision for upto Rs. 3000 per month for 3 months per school for schools having classes VI to XII.


Special projects for equity

Special State specific projects for enhancing access, retention and quality such as enrolment drives, retention and motivation camps, gender sensitisation modules etc.

Financial Support will be provided under State Specific project as per the allocation of flexi fund under quality to the state subject to viable proposal received from the State / UTs.



Provision for children with special needs (CWSN)

a. The key thrust of Programme will be on providing inclusive education to all children with special needs in general schools. Funding will be based on data of CWSN provided under SDMIS.

b. Programme will also support special training education through open learning system, home schooling, wherever necessary, itinerant teaching, remedial teaching community based rehabilitation (CBR) and vocational education.

i. Provision of up to Rs. 3500 per child, per year for children with special needs, studying in government, government aided and local body schools as per specific proposal. This will include aids and appliances, teaching material, stipend for CWSN girls @ Rs. 200 per month for 10 months.

ii. Provision of special educations at cluster/school level as per requirement and financial norms as per para 20 above.



Introduction of Vocational Education at Secondary and Senior Secondary

  • Vocational Education to be introduced as an integral part of general education at Secondary and Senior Secondary level as per guidelines of vocational education scheme. The vocational subjects education scheme. The vocational subjects are to be introduced as an additional subjects are to be introduced as an additional subject at the secondary level and as compulsory (elective)
  • Under the program, there is a provision for arranging hands on training for students in industrial set up and guest lecturers from industry. On-job training may be provided during vacations for at least 80 hours in a job role.
  • One / two job roles may be covered in the span of 4 years based on content and notional hours. First job role may be completed in classes 9-10 and the other in classes 11-12 further, some job roles which require longer duration of training will be completed in 4 years.
  • One time non-recurring grant for purchase of tools and equipments' may be approved at the time of introduction of new job roles.
  • External assessment with the involvement of SSC may be taken up only at the end of classes 10 and 12. The States / UTs need to follow the assessment timeline. In classes 9 and 11, the practical assessment may be done at the State / UT by interchanging the teachers / trainers amongst different schools for the purpose of assessment. The assessment and certification cost of Rs. 600 per student may be approved for 40 students per class per job role in classes 10 and 12.
  • The Scheme will cover Government schools. Government aided schools, in those States / UTs where Govt. Schools have already been covered under the Scheme may also be considered for financial Assistance as per the norms of the scheme.
  • Ministry of skill Development has notified certain common norms for all skill development schemes. However these norms will not be applicable to vocationalisation component which seeks to integrate vocational education with general curriculum in schools, funding and placement related norms are not applicable to school education, as objective is to enhance employability and reduce drop-outs and not only employment.


Construction of Workshop/laboratory cum Class room @ State Schedule of Rate (SSOR) as per requirement of States / UTs.

Up to Rs. 5.0 lakh per school per job role for Tools & Equipment including Furniture, Computer etc.



Composite schools (classes IX-XII)

Non-Composite Schools ((Classes IX-X)/)XI-XII)

Financial support for one vocational teacher / trainer per job role @ Rs. 20,000-25,000/- per month)



Provision for financial support for engaging resource persons including skill Knowledge Providers, Coordinators, guest faculty including skilled, semiskilled rural artisans and crafts person amd administrative cost for VTPs, cost for assessment and selection of VTs upto Rs. 1000 per VT etc.



Raw Materials, maintenance of tools and equipment purchase of books, software, e-learning material etc.



Cost of providing hands on skill training / on the job training to students



Cost of Assessment and Certification @ Rs. 600/- for class X and XII



Office Expenses / Contingencies (including expenditure on awareness & publicity, guidance and counselling transport, field visits.



Induction Training of 10 days and In-service training of 05 days for Teachers / skill Trainers including re-training of existing vocational trainers in relevant job roles @ Rs.300-500 per day per trainee



Sports and Physical Education

The sports equipment will be provide under this component. Expenditure for meeting expenses on procuring sports equipment for indoor and outdoor games in convergence with Department of Sports.

(Admissibility for Govt. Schools)

  • Up to Rs.5,000 for Primary School
  • Up to Rs. 10,000 for Upper primary
  • Up to Rs. 25,000 for Secondary and Senior Secondary



Strengthening physical infrastructure and Establishment of New DIETs

For lecture halls, seminar rooms, hostel facilities, repairs and renovations, etc include " renovation of buildings, expansion and modernisation"

Establishment of Special Cells:

Laboratories for Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Educational Technology, Computer and Language,, English education.

Establishment of New DIELT* in the plan period: The existing norm of establishing DIETs in all districts created up to March 2011 will be modified to include new districts created upto 31st March 2017.

Civil Works

  • As per State SOR or CPWD and Rs. 20.00 lakh for Equipment (Non-recurring)
  • Establishment of Special Cells for SCERT (one time Grant): Upto Rs. 50.00 lakh per SCERT/SIE (10 lakhs per special Cell) (Non-recurring)
  • Establishment of New DIET in the plan period: As per State SOR or CPWD Rs. 20.00 lakh for Equipment (Non-recurring)


Salaries* of Teacher Educators (TELs)

*Central support for salary of Teacher Education is proposed to be restricted to 70% of the filled up posts and 60% of the filled up posts for the year 2018-19 and 2019-20 respectively.

Salaries of faculty and staff of SCERT in respect of additional posts sanctioned and filled up after the introduction of the revised scheme (2012) by adoption / as action of the suggested organizational structure of SCERT.

*Posts sanctioned and filled up after up gradation.

**CTEs and IASEs come under the jurisdiction of Department of Higher Education in the State and have not been able to contribute effectively towards the objectives of the CSSTE. It is proposed to phase-out the salary support to them after the completion of 14th Finance Commission period. However, programmatic support may continue.

As per actual (Recurring / Year) *Central support for salary of Teacher Educators is proposed to be restricted to 70% of the filled up posts and 60% of the filled up posts for the year.

2018-19 and 2019-2020 respectively.


Training for In-service Teacher, Head Teachers and Teacher Educators

To emphasize the integration of training structures in States, the funds for teachers' training would be implemented through SCERTs who will be the nodal agency in the State to conduct in-service teachers' training. This may be done in close coordination with CTEs and IASEs.

Training for In-service Teacher

Project will provide training support as per he following norms:

For Teachers:

(a) Refresher In-service training upto 10 days for all teachers @ Rs. 300-500/- per teachers per day.

(b) Residential Induction training for newly recruited teachers for 30 days up to @ Rs. 300-500/- per day.

For Head Teachers:

(a) Refresher residential in-service training of 10 days for all teachers each year at BRC level and above up to @ 300 500 per teacher per day.

(b) Head Master / Principal for Leadership Training through NIEPA / State Leadership Academy up to @ 4800/- per Head Master / Principal per year.

For Resource Persons:

Refresher training for all Resource Persons; Master Trainees, BRC and CRC faculty and coordinators for upto 10 days up to @Rs. 300-500/- per person per day.

Training of Educational Administrators

Residential State Level Training of upto 5 days for Educational administrators @ upto Rs 1000 per person per day.

Training for Teacher Educators

Residential Training upto 10 days Orientation / Induction Training of Teacher Educators (SCERTs):

Rs. 300-500 per participant per day upto 10 days

Training of DIET faculty as Mater Trainers'(SECERTs)

Up to @ 4800/- per DIET faculty per year.

(Recurring / year)


DIKSHA (National Teacher Platform)

Software development / maintenance for DIKSHA, setting-up of project team, creation, curation and translation of digital content, capacity building awareness and communication drive etc.

As per State- Specific proposal


Program & Activities and Specific projects for Research activities

Funds for programme and captivity and specific project for research

· Upto Rs. 40.00 lakh per DIET for program activities (Recurring / year)

· Upto Rs. 10.00 lakh per DIET for Specific Projects for Research activities (Recurring / year)


Technology Support to TELs

The component will cover all SCERT.DIET and BITE, Flexibility to procure hardware such as tablets / laptops / notebooks / integrated teaching learning devices and open source operating system as well as Hardware. Software, training and resource support. This would include support for smart classrooms, virtual classrooms, digital boards and DTH channels

· Non-recurring cost of Rs. 6.40 lakh (for Hardware Support) per SCERT, DIET and BITE

· Recurring cost of upto Rs. 2.40 lakh per annum for a period of 5 years per SCERT, DIET and BITE


Annual Grant for TEIs

Annual grant of SCERT,DIET and BITE per year to meet day-day expenses, hiring of Resource persons / Experts for Teacher Training, purchase of library books / periodicals, small office / library equipment, stationary, office expenses, etc.

SCERT: Upto Rs. 35.00 lakh per SCERT / SIE(Recurring / year)

DIET: Upto Rs. 20.00 lakh per DIET (Recurring / year)

BITE: UPto Rs. 5.00 lakh BITE (Recurring / year)


Academic support through BRC / URC/CRC

a. BRCs / URCs and CRCs are the most critical units for providing training and on-site support to schools and teachers. Given the significance of these structures, the programme will strengthen the faculty and infrastructure support to BRC / URC and CRCs.

b. State must focus on improved selection criteria for the coordinators and faculty of BRC /URC and CRCs. The selection criteria should take into consideration their experience, qualifications and aptitude for training and research, and should follow an objective assessment of the same. BRC/URC Coordinator and faculty should be professionally qualified, and have at least fice years teaching experience

c. States must provide for constant skill enhancement of BRC/URC and CRC Coordinators and faculty

d. Functional linkage between BRC / URCs and CRCs with DIETs and district level resource groups should be strengthened.

e. BRCs and CRCs will support the entire schooling system i.e., classes 1 -12

f. In urban areas, academic resource centres would be set up on the line of BRC to cover 10 -15 CRCs. If the municipality or town development authority has academic staff, they may be deployed in the URCs.

g. On an average, one CRC Coordinator may be placed in charge of upto 18 schools in a block.

Project will provide support for BRC/URC/CRC as per the following norms:

For BRC / URC:

a. There would ordinarily be one BRC in each Community Development (CD) Block. In States, where the sub-district educational administrative structure like educational blocks or circles have jurisdictions which are not coterminous with the CD Blocks, the State may opt for a BRC in each such sub-district educational administrative units. However, in such a case the overall recurring and non-recurring expenditure on BRCs in a CD Blok, should incurred had only one BRC per CD Block been opened.

b. The following resource support may be provided for BRC/CRC:

i. Six Resource persons for subject specific teaching

ii. Two Resource Persons for Inclusive Education for children with special needs.

iii. One MIS Coordinator and one Data Entry Operator

iv. One Accountant-cum-support to schools and block to help them maintain their record properly.

v. Additional grant of up to Rs. 5 lakh per annum for expending the support to secondary level. This may include deployment of additional Resource Persons, and recurring expenditure for strengthening the BRC/URC.

c. BRC/URC may be located in school campuses as far as possible. Construction will be as per the State Schedule of Rates (SSoR) / CPWD) rates, whichever in lower.

d. Provision for BRCs / URCs up to Rs. 5 lakh for furniture, computer, TLE /TLM recurring expenditure, meetings contingencies etc.

e. CRC construction cost will be as per schedule of Rates notifies by the State for additional classroom. The CRC may be used as an addition classroom in schools on days when CRC meetings are not held.

Provision for CRCs up to Rs 2 lakh for furniture, computer, TLE/TLM recurring expenditure, meetings contingencies etc.



Monitoring Information

Support to States for various MIS of the Department like UDISE, Shalakosh, Shagun etc.

Assistance up to Rs. 2 per student as per the total enrolment.

Systems (MIS)

Reflected in SDMIS



Support to central institutions lik NIEPA, NCERT,NCPCR/TSG/NIC etc.

(i) Support to National Institutions like NIEPA,NCERT,PSSCIVE,NCOCR,NIC etc. for National level programmes related to quality of education, assessments, data management, and digital education, Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar etc.

(ii) Technical Support Group for Monitoring of the Scheme

UP to 1% of the Budget Outlay

Establishment of National Institute of Teacher Education (NITE)

Recurring non-recurring support to NITE

As per CPWD rate for non-recurring and as per actual requirement for recurring.



Management Cost

Support States in implementing the Project

The Management costs shall not exceed 3.5-5% of the State Outlay.