Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan – RMSA

A scheme that focuses on secondary education, the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan is a scheme that is one of its kind. It is a centrally sponsored scheme and all funding for the implementation of the scheme comes from the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

The scheme targets all its attention towards building public schools across the nation that impart secondary education. This scheme therefore works in perfect harmony with the RTE which ensures that every child in the nation attains compulsory primary education until the age of 14. 

Objectives of the scheme

The RMSA basically aims to cover the following objectives: 

  1. To enhance the quality of secondary education all across the nation
  2. To increase the enrolment rate from a meagre 52% to a comfortable 75% 
  3. To provide quality education to children in the age group from 15-16 years

Budgeting for the scheme:

A total budget of roughly ₹2012 billion was allotted for the implementation of the scheme. This was to ensure that there is no holding back the imparting of quality secondary education, studded with all facilities, all across the nation. 

To streamline the process, private funding through the private sector is also roped in.

To summarize

The RMSA is a revolutionary education scheme brought up by Indian thinkers who have acknowledged the strength of education. Education is pivotal to an individual’s growth and well-being and if imparted correctly, would lead to that individual growing to be an indispensable asset to the nation and its overall progress in the long run

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