Online Module for Compiling Out-of-School Childrens Data

15 June 2021 Current Affairs:The Ministry of Education has created an online module for collecting out-of-school (due to the Covid-19 pandemic) children’s data identified by each State/UT. The collected data will be mapped with special training centres on Samagra Shiksha’s PRABANDH portal.

♦ The government will facilitate age-appropriate admissions of children aged 6 to 14 years through the online module.
♦ Financial assistance will be provided to out-of-school children aged 16 to 18 in the 2021-22 school year.
About PRABANDH Portal:
♦ PRABANDH (PRoject Appraisal, Budgeting, Achievements, and Data Handling System) is a step toward using technology to improve efficiency and manage implementation. 
♦ It will allow for greater transparency and accuracy.
About Samagra Shiksha:
♦ It is a comprehensive school education scheme that runs from pre-school to class XII. 
♦ The goal is to provide inclusive and equitable quality education at all levels of schooling. 
♦ It encompasses three schemes: Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), and Teacher Education (TE). 
♦ The main emphasis is on improving the quality of school education by focusing on the two Ts – Teacher and Technology.

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