What are the guided principles of Samagra Shiksha Scheme?
(i) Holistic (SAMAGRA) view of education, as interpreted in the NEP 2020, with implications for systemic transformation of the entire content and process of education with significant implications for curriculum, teacher education,
educational planning and management.
(ii) Equity, to mean not only equal opportunity, but also creation of conditions in which the disadvantaged sections of the society – children of SC, ST, Minorities, landless agricultural workers and children with special needs, etc. – can avail the opportunity.
(iii) Access, not to be confined to ensuring that a school becomes accessible to all children within specified distance but implies an understanding of the educational needs and predicament of the traditionally excluded categories – the SC, ST,
minority, girls in general, children with special needs and other disadvantaged sections.
(iv) Gender concerns, implying not only an effort to enable girls to keep pace with boys but to use education as a decisive intervention to bring about a basic change in the status of women.
(v) Centrality of teacher, to motivate them to innovate and create a culture in the classroom, and beyond the classroom, that might produce an inclusive environment for children, especially for girls from oppressed and marginalised backgrounds.
(vi) Moral compulsion is imposed through the RTE Act on parents, teachers, and educational administrators and other stakeholders, rather than punitive processes.
(vii) Convergent and integrated system of educational management: All states must move in that direction as speedily as feasible.