Rajasthan: Govt merges two education schemes to provide holistic and quality education

New Delhi, June 01, 2018: Now a single body will be monitoring, operating and implementing education schemes meant from pre-nursery to 12th class in Rajasthan.

The Raje government has given nod to constitute ‘Rajasthan Council for School Education’ (RCSCE) with merger of ‘Rajasthan Council for Elementary Education’ (RCEE) and Rajasthan Council for Secondary Education (RCSE) which were looking after SSA (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan) and Rashtriya Madhymik Shiksha Abhiyaan (RMSA), centre sponsored schemes, respectively.

As of now the RERC was tasked to supervise education from pre-school to upper primary (class 8) in SSA while the RSEC was assigned to look after education from classes 9 to 12 under RMSA. These two segregated tasks now will be executed by the new body, RCSCE, which will be sole entity to monitor, supervise and implement education from pre-education to class 12 under Samagra Shiksha Abhiyaan (SMSA), which Modi government announced in its latest budget, with merger of SSA, RMSA and TE (Teachers Education) according to reports published in dnaindia.com

According to the sources, with a vision to provide holistic and quality education at pre-primary, primary, upper primary, secondary and higher secondary levels, the Government of India has launched the SMSA. This is, as per the higher officials of education department, an overarching programme for the school education sector extending from pre-school to class 12 and it has been prepared with the broader goal of improving school effectiveness measured in terms of equal opportunities for schooling and equitable learning outcomes.

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Rajasthan education department has given nod to adoption of SMSA with setting up RCSCE. Finance dept has given approval to the new body while the department of personnel soon will notify fresh hierarchy of officials. The sources said that project director will be the nodal post to monitor affairs in new school education council who will report to the commissioner. While, the principal secretary education will be reporting authority of the commissioner.

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