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PM-SHRI scheme


Source: HT

 Context: The government has selected 6,448 schools from 28 states and Union territories for upgradation under the Pradhan Mantri Schools for Rising India (PM-SHRI) scheme, out of more than 200,000 eligible schools that applied.


Key details of the PM ScHools for Rising India (PM-SHRI) initiative:

PM ScHools for Rising India (PM-SHRI)
Type of SchemeCentrally Sponsored Scheme
Duration2022-23 to 2026-27
EligibilityExisting schools run by the Centre, States, UTs, and local bodies, including KVs, JNVs, state government schools, and those run by municipal corporations
ObjectiveTo showcase the components of the National Education Policy, 2020 and serve as a model school.
Key Features of Redeveloped SchoolsModern infrastructure including labs and smart classrooms; experiential, holistic, integrated, play/toy-based, inquiry-driven, and discovery-oriented pedagogy
Cost Sharing Ratio60:40 between Union Government and States/UTs (90:10 in certain cases)
Number of Schools to be Redeveloped14,500
Selection processIt had three stages: Firstly, states and UTs had to agree to implement NEP in its entirety and sign MoUs. Then, schools eligible for selection were identified based on a minimum benchmark using UDISE+ data. Finally, the selected schools had to compete for the PM-SHRI status.
Parameters of selectionCurriculum, pedagogy, and assessment; access and infrastructure; human resources leadership; inclusive practices and gender equity; management, monitoring, and governance; and beneficiary satisfaction