Mridusmita Bordoloi, Avani Kapur & Sidharth Santhosh
Samagra Shiksha is Government of India’s (GoI’s) school education programme extending from the pre-primary to higher-secondary level. The scheme was launched in April 2018 to ensure equitable and inclusive quality education. It has been recently revised to implement certain provisions under the National Education Policy (NEP), 2020.
Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, this brief uses government data to analyse Samagra Shiksha’s performance based on:
■ Trends in allocations, releases, and expenditures;
■ Component-wise budgets, with a focus on pre-primary education and foundational literacy and numeracy (FLN); and
■ Preparedness of states to cater to challenges related to reopening of physical schools.