Samagra Shiksha (SMSA) is the Government of India's flagship program for achievement of Universalization of Elementary and Secondary Education in a time bound manner. This is approved as an Integrated Scheme for School Education extending from Pre-School to Class-XII for the period from Ist April, 2018 to 31st March, 2020. This Centrally Sponsored Scheme will subsume the three Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhymik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Teacher Education (TE).The objectives of the scheme, across all levels of schooling, are:
I. Provision of quality education and enhancing learning outcomes of students;
II. Bridging Social and Gender Gaps in School Education;
III. Ensuring equity and inclusion at all levels of school education;
IV. Ensuring minimum standards in schooling provisions;
V. Promoting vocationalization of education;
VI. Support States in implementation of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education(RTE) Act, 2009; and
VII. Strengthening and up-gradation of State Councils for Educational Research and Training (SCERTs)/State Institutes of Education and District Institutes for Education and Training (DIET) as nodal agencies for teacher training.
The Scheme will be implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme by the Department through a Single State Implementation Society (SIS) Rajasthan Council of School Education, Jaipur at the State level. The fund sharing pattern for the scheme between Centre and States will be 60:40.