♦ Renaming the scheme will help to create awareness regarding the facility of these residential schools and hostels in difficult areas.
♦ It will also motivate these schools to achieve high-quality education.
♦ Samagra Shiksha Scheme is an integrated scheme of school education. The scheme extends from pre-school to class XII.
♦ Ensure the provision of inclusive and equitable quality education at all levels of school education.
♦ The scheme was launched after the inclusion of three schemes, namely Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Teacher Education (TE), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA).
♦ Under the scheme, school education is seen as a continuum from pre-kindergarten to grade 12.
♦ The scheme emphasizes improving the quality of school education by focusing on two T’s, namely Teachers and Technology.
♦ In addition, under the scheme, the Ministry of Education provides financial assistance to states and union territories to open and operate residential schools and hostels in hilly areas.
♦ It also provides financial assistance for opening schools and houses in small, underpopulated areas for children who need shelter and care.