Action for universalisation of education up to senior secondary initiated: Govt
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: The Centre has told the Delhi High Court that it has already initiated action for universalisation of education up to senior secondary level, as envisaged by the NEP 2020.
In its reply filed through Central Government Standing Counsel Anurag Ahluwalia submitted that the schools under the Delhi Government as well as most of the private unaided schools in Delhi are both affiliated to the CBSE, hence, there will not be a change of curriculum for these students. Hence, the children have the full opportunity and facility for completing their education up to senior secondary level.
It is submitted that the Central Government under the centrally sponsored scheme of the Samagra Shiksha programme provides additional support to the States and UTs to achieve Universal and quality education to pre-primary to higher secondary education.
The government further submitted that the vision of the scheme is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education from pre-school to senior secondary stage in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for Education. It further submitted that the major objectives of the scheme are the provision of quality education and enhancing learning outcomes of students, bridging social and gender gaps in school education, ensuring equity and inclusion at all levels of school education, ensuring minimum standards in schooling provisions, promoting vocationalisation of education, supporting states in the implementation of RTE Act, and strengthening and up-gradation of State Councils of Educational Research and Training (SCERTs) / State Institutes of Education (SIEs) and District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs) as nodal agencies for teacher training.