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Mridusmita Bordoloi, Avani Kapur, Sidharth Santhosh
Samagra Shiksha is Government of India’s (GoI’s) school education programme covering preprimary to higher-secondary levels. Launched in April 2018, the scheme is the primary vehicle to implement the provisions under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, and the goals for school education envisaged under the National Education Policy (NEP), 2020.
After a year of reopening of schools, post the COVID-19 pandemic, this brief uses government data to analyse Samagra Shiksha performance based on:
■ Trends in allocations, releases, and expenditures;
■ Component-wise approved budgets;
■ School enrolment trends pre and post COVID-19 pandemic; and
■ Learning outcomes and ICT infrastructure.