Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

Date : 01/04/2001 - | Sector: Education


Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is Government of India’s flagship programme for achievement of Universalization of Elementary Education (UEE) in a time bound manner, as mandated by 86th amendment to the Constitution of India making free and compulsory Education to the Children of 6-14 years age group, a Fundamental Right.

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GoI) anchors the SSA Programme. The SSA has been operational since 2000-2001. With passage of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 20091 changes are incorporated into SSA approach, strategy and also norms.

SSA is being implemented by the Central and State Governments funding and cover the entire country. Currently, through SSA around 192 million children of 1.1 million habitations are served. People participation is the base for success of SSA. The community participation & monitoring are encouraged by the scheme at each stage of implementation of the programme.


SSA’s core objective is to attain UEE in the Country. Its overall goals include universal access and retention, bridging of gender and social category gaps in education and enhancement of learning levels of Children. These objectives are met with specific interventions, that are aligned to the legally mandated norms and standards and free entitlements mandated by the Right to Education Act, 2009 and the Model Rules issued from time to time.

Under the core objectives different interventions are listed out and the functional and financial processes are detailed in the SSA-framework for implementation. The programme offers flexibility in framing state specific implementation guidelines that broadly fit within the framework.


All children between the ages of 6 to 14 years


Education, Every child between the ages of 6 to 14 years has the right to free and compulsory education.

How To Apply

To avail the benefits under this scheme, By enroll in any Government or Government recognized School of India.
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