The journey so far: Lets celebrate the 67th Independence Day, with a round up
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan, started in 2000-01, has been a success, 90% of children have access to a school close to home.
Education loan defaults: Government proposes 'credit guarantee fund'
The govt has proposed to set up a 'credit guarantee fund' to address cases of education loan defaults, which could enhance assistance to students.
Inquiry ordered into SSA project irregularities in Gujarat
An inquiry has been ordered into alleged financial irregularities in Special Training Projects (STPs) run by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.
Plan Commission approves Rs 35,500 cr plan size for Madhya Pradesh
The Planning Commission approved plan size to Rs 35,500 crore for 2013-14 for Madhya Pradesh, about 26.8 per cent higher than in the preceding fiscal.
Demand for right to work legislation, social security coverage at ILC
The Indian Labour Conference today pushed for sops to working class such as a minimum assured pension of Rs 1000 per month.
CAG suggests way out for managing direct devolutions to J&K institutions
For implementation of schemes, the states are supposed to create autonomous societies that are directly linked with the central funding.
School toilets: UP spent 900 per cent above budget under SSA
The Uttar Pradesh government has spent a whopping 900 per cent above the budget allocated for building school toilets under SSA.
Jammu and Kashmir government admits failure in speding funds under SSA
Jammu and Kashmir government today admitted failure in spending funds meant for constructions of schools under Sarva Shikshya Abhyan (SSA) in the state.
States want Sarva Shiksha to be Centre’s Abhiyan
Fearing that lack of funding will derail the gains in elementary education, states have opposed the new funding pattern for the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).
Paradise Regained: Has normalcy been restored to Kashmir, finally?
By October, Kashmir had hosted 27,596 foreigners, 10,42,431 domestic and 6,21,104 Amarnath yatris as 1,40,288 tourists visited the Ladakh region.
Rs 1.49 lakh crore given by government in FY12 for flagship projects
The Centre released Rs 1.49 lakh crore to the states during 2011-12 towards major flagship programmes, Parliament was informed today.
WB approves $600 mn credit for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
The World Bank has approved a $600 million credit to support the country's ongoing Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, a nationwide centrally sponsored education programme designed to provide children aged 6 to 14 with quality education.
BJP, Cong inclined towards corporate houses, says Mayawati
BSP chief Mayawati today lashed out at BJP and Congress, alleging both political parties of working under the pressure of industrialists and corporate houses who provide them election funds.
Government plans changes in policy of social schemes funding to states
From the next fiscal year, these schemes will be classified as "additional central assistance" in which New Delhi has more room for manoeuvre.
Govt releases Rs 9,359 cr for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
A total of Rs 9,359 crore has been released to various states and union territories during 2007-08 for implementation of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).
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