PM SHRI SCHEME (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Government Scheme)

News-CRUX-10     26th October 2023        
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Context: The Union Minister for Education will inaugurate ICT labs for PM Shri schools on 25th October 2023 at Rohtak, Haryana.PM SHRI Scheme

  • Aim: To transform existing government schools into model schools that offer high-quality education within an inclusive, equitable, catering to the diverse backgrounds, multilingual needs, and varying academic abilities of children.
  • Duration: From 2022-23 to 2026-27
  • Funding: The scheme is structured as a Centrally sponsored program. 
  • This funding will facilitate the transformation of nearly 14,500 schools nationwide, aligning them with the components outlined in the National Education Policy of 2020
  • These schools will also serve as role models and provide mentorship to neighbouring educational institutions.
  • Monitoring Progress: A 'School Quality Assessment Framework' is currently under development to assess and monitor the progress and performance of these schools.

Key Features

  • Green Schools: The schools under this initiative will be outfitted with green features, such as solar panels, LED lighting, nutrition gardens, and systems for waste management, water conservation, and harvesting.
  • Modern Facilities: Schools will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including information and communication technologies (ICT), smart classrooms, libraries, digital libraries, science labs, vocational labs, and the provision of science and math kits. 
  • Promotion of Mother Tongue and Local Languages: The scheme actively encourages the use of mother tongue and local languages to preserve and promote linguistic diversity.
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