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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Human Resource Development
DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL EDUCATION & LITERACY

 RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1936
ANSWERED ON FEBRUARY 10, 2014

 QUESTION
Expenditure on Primary Education Under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)

 

1936. SHRJ RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

 Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state;

 (a)   the details of expenses incurred on primary education under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) during 2012-13, State/UT-wise;

 (b)   whether Government has considered any programmes to entrust the local bodies responsible for implementing RTE with financial powers to incur any part of the expenses under SSA;

 (c)    if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;

 (d)   whether foreign agencies, such as the World Bank, have contributed to the expenditure for implementation of RTE; and

 (e)   if so, the details thereof?

 

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(DR. SHASHI THAROOR)

 

(a): The details of expenses incurred on elementary education under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) during 2012-13 State/UT -wise are at Annexure. 

(b) & (c): The responsibility for the implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 has been vested in the appropriate government and the local authority. Their functions are spelt out in Section 8 and 9 of the RTE Act respectively and further elaborated in the State RTE Rules of the State/UT concerned. The States/UTs can also delegate financial powers for the funds available in State/UT budgets to local bodies. The financial powers under the SSA have been laid down in the SSA Framework of Implementation. There is no proposal to revise the SSA Framework of Implementation. 

(d) & (e): The World Bank, Department of International Development (DFID) of U.K. and the European Commission (EC) have provided partial financial assistance for the implementation of the SSA as sector wide support. The details of contribution of foreign agencies for the SSA since coming into force of the RTE Act, is as follows:-

 

S.No

Year

IDA

DFID

EC

1

2010-2011

1141.19

330.55

119.84

2

2011-2012

2420.65

584.95

0.00

3

2012-2013

0.00

316.76

0.00

 

Total

3561.84

1232.26

119.84

 

 ANNEXURE

 

ANNEXURE REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (a) OF RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1936 FOR 10TH FEBRUARY, 2014 ASKED BY SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR REGARDING EXPENDITURE ON PRIMARY EDUCATION UNDER SSA

 Statement indicating State/UT-wise expenditure under SSA on elementary education during 2012-13:

                                                                                                       (Rs. in Lakh)

Sl.No

Name of the State

Expenditure

1

Andhra Pradesh

255233.50

2

Arunachal Pradesh

47581.03

3

Assam

158075.47

4

Bihar

537009.15

5

Chhattisgarh

158992.40

6

Goa

1729.03

7

Gujarat

223362.25

8

Haryana

70379.94

9

Himachal Pradesh

25308.45

10

Jammu & Kashmir

88218.34

11

Jharkhand

174457.09

12

Karnataka

154767.20

13

Kerala

42970.40

14

Madhya Pradesh

326932.33

15

Maharashtra

159280.35

16

Manipur

11869.47

17

Meghalaya

21572.59

18

Mizoram

16364.23

19

Nagaland

12941.93

20

Odisha

184811.77

21

Punjab

80968.62

22

Rajasthan

335718.89

23

Sikkim

3837.20

24

Tamil Nadu

110294.21

25

Tripura

14602.61

26

Uttar Pradesh

681527.15

27

Uttarakhand

39452.84

28

West Bengal

455294.32

29

A & N Islands

1720.26

30

Chandigarh

2021.22

31

Dadra & N. Haveli

1508.76

32

Daman & Diu

568.51

33

Delhi

7882.29

34

Lakshadweep

228.50

35

Puducherry

1232.44

 

Total

4408714.74