The Centre has found around 9,000 applications for upgrade of schools from several states eligible to be considered under the PM Schools for Rising India — or PM-SHRI — scheme, a senior official from the Union Education Ministry said on Monday.
“We have found that 9,000 applications are eligible. After thorough examination, funds will be sanctioned for every school for upgrade under the PM-SHRI norms,” the official said.
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So far, no application has come from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar, and Delhi, all governed by non-BJP parties. However, the official said, Jharkhand has expressed interest to sign an MoU with the Centre.
Last September, the Centre had announced that under the new Centrally sponsored scheme, 14,500 schools across states and UTs will be redeveloped to reflect the key features of the National Education Policy of India (NEP), 2020, at a cost of Rs 27,360 crore over five years.Also ReadNarendra Modi Independence Day Speech Live Updates: India now identified ...Govt SOP for Judges: Do not name officials for court panelsShivaji statue vandalised in Goa, police initiate inquiry‘Will return to Red Fort next year’: In Independence Day speech, PM Modi ...
States and UTs willing to make use of the scheme, where the cost of implementation will be split in 60:40 ratio, have to sign MoUs with the Centre and agree to implement the NEP in its entirety.© The Indian Express (P) Ltd