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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Human Resource Development DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL EDUCATION & LITERACY
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2272 TO BE ANSWERED ON AUGUST 31, 2012 Implementation of SSA in Karnataka
2272. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:
(a) the cumulative number of school buildings sanctioned till 2011-12 under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) in the State of Karnataka and the cumulative achievements thereof in the State;
(b) the number of new school buildings proposed to be constructed in the State under SSA during the Twelfth Five Year Plan period;
(c) whether Government has reviewed the success of implementation of SSA in Karnataka, particularity in the rural parts of the State;
(d) if so, the details and the outcome thereof; and
(e) the action Government has taken to plug the loopholes in the implementation of SSA in the State?
ANSWER MINISTER OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (SHRI KAPIL SIBAL)
(a) & (b) The States/UTs every year work out their requirement for school infrastructure and submit their Annual Work Plan and Budget (AWP & B) to Government of India for funding under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). Till 2011-12 cumulatively 3,736 school buildings have been sanctioned to State Government of Karnataka under SSA out of which 3,733 school buildings have already been constructed.
(c) to (e) SSA has a robust system of continuous review through regular meetings with Education Secretaries, review meetings and workshops, six monthly Joint Review Missions (JRMs), and concurrent financial reviews. Field level monitoring is also undertaken by Monitoring Institutes comprising reputed institutes of social sciences and Universities/ Department of Education. Any loopholes, observed in the progress of the State are pointed out for the rectification during these reviews.