(a) whether the education up to higher secondary school was mentioned in the framework
plan of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan and if so, the details thereof;
(b) the reasons for delay in inclusion of the higher secondary education in the said Abhiyan
and the time by which the said proposal is likely to be included in the Abhiyan;
(c) whether provision exists for setting up of hostels in educationally backward blocks under
girls, hostel scheme and if so, the manner in which the educationally backward block is
(d) whether the targets under the scheme have been achieved in the educationally backward
blocks and if so, the details thereof ; and
(e) if not, the time by which arrangement for extension of hostels is likely to be made?
MINISTER OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI PRAKASH JAVADEKAR)
(a) to (e) A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN PARTS (a) TO (e) OF THE REPLY TO
LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 254 REGARDING RASHTRIYA
MADHYAMIK SHIKSHA ABHIYAN FOR ANSWER ON 20.03.2017 ASKED
BY SHRIMATI RITI PATHAK
(a) & (b) The Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan
(RMSA) launched in 2009 envisages universalizing access to secondary schools by
providing a secondary school within a reasonable distance (5 kilometer) of every habitation
and by providing a higher secondary schools within a reasonable distance (7-10 kilometer).
The RMSA framework envisaged to cover both secondary and higher secondary schools.
However, when the Scheme was launched in 2009-10, it was decided to implement it in a
phased manner, the first phase was designed to make good quality secondary education
available to young persons in the age group of 14-15 years. In view of the fact that higher
secondary education provides an essential bridge between secondary and higher education,
extension of the scope of the existing RMSA scheme to higher secondary schools is under
consideration. However, higher secondary schools are already being covered under the other
schemes of integrated RMSA, i.e. Information Communication Technology in Schools, Girls
Hostels, Vocational Education and Inclusive Education of the Disabled at Secondary Stage.
(c) The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has provision for setting up of
Girls Hostels, under Girls Hostel component of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan
(RMSA) for classes IX to XII and Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) under Sarva
Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) for classes VI to VIII in the Education Backward Blocks (EBBs).
The EBBs have been identified on the basis of composite criteria of blocks with a rural
Female Literacy Rate (FLR) below the national average of 46.13% and Gender Gap in
Literacy Higher than the national average of 21.59%, as per census 2001.
(d) & (e) The Girls Hostels for secondary and higher secondary stage under RMSA have a
capacity of 100 and KGBVs for elementary stage have a capacity of 50, 100 and 150
depending upon the model. As on date, 2483 Girls hostels under RMSA have been approved
and out of which 1149 girls hostels are functional with a total enrolment of 104277 girls
students. Under SSA, 3600 KGBVs are functional with an enrolment of 3.66 lakh girls