The Scheme of Inclusive Education for Disabled at Secondary Stage (IEDSS) has been launched from the year 2009-10. This Scheme replaces the earlier scheme of Integrated Education for Disabled Children (IEDC) and provides assistance for the inclusive education of the disabled children in classes IX-XII. In 2018, Ministry of Education (MoE), GoI has launched Integrated Scheme on School Education under Samagra Shiksha subsuming the erstwhile schemes of IED-SSA and IEDSS-RMSA.
Samagra Shiksha aims to look at education of all children including Children with Special Needs (CwSN) in a continuum from pre-school to class XII. The scheme will cover all children with special needs with one or more disabilities as mentioned in the schedule of disabilities of the Right of the Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 201615 studying in Government, Government-aided and local body schools.
Assistance is admissible for two major components
The School Education Department of the State Governments/Union Territory (UT) Administrations is the implementing agency. They may involve NGOs having experience in the field of education of the disabled in the implementation of the scheme.
For More Information: Samagra Shiksha portal
The State Resource Centre(s) (SRCs) are mandated to provide academic and technical resource support to adult and continuing education through development and production of material and training modules. In addition SRC would be required to conduct motivational and environmental building, action research and evaluation and monitoring.
The Scope of Work of the State Resource Centre(s) broadly includes the following:
The State Resource Centres, based on the workload and size of their programme in the area of their jurisdiction, are categorized into two categories, namely, Category ‘A’ and Category ‘B’. Different quantum of assistance has been provided for each category.
The main objective of the scheme is to secure extensive, as well as, intensive involvement of voluntary sector in the endeavours of the Government to promote functional literacy, skill development and continuing education, particularly in 15-35 age group, under the over all umbrella of National Literacy Mission (NLM). The Scheme will, thus, strive to achieve, through voluntary effort, the overall objectives of NLM, which include:
The Scheme encompasses of 3 components, namely, State Resource Centers, Jan Shikshan Sansthan and Assistance to Voluntary Agencies.
For More Information: Scheme of Support to Voluntary Agencies for Adult Education & Skill Development
Under the Scheme, financial assistance is provided for projects to government agencies, educational institutions, Panchayati Raj institutions, registered societies, Public trusts and non-profit making companies and NGOs for taking up projects, sanctioned within the parameters of the scheme and the financial outlay provided. Financial assistance is given to the extent of 100% of the cost of project with a ceiling of Rs. 10.00 lakhs approved by the Grants-in-Aid Committee for activities relating to strengthening of culture and values in education. The grant to the registered organizations is given for various purposes such as development of teaching and learning materials, audio-visual aids, training of teachers, conferences, workshops, seminars for parents /community /students /teachers, creative activities, school children theatre, setting up of museum corners etc. for promoting universal values such as truth, peace, love, righteous conduct, non-violence and the values enshrined in the Constitution of India. Besides giving grant to NGOs, the Scheme also aims at incorporating human and cultural values components in the curriculum at all levels of education system.
For More Information: Scheme – Education In Human Values (254KB)
Source: Ministry of Education
Last Modified : 2/7/2022
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