Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is an effort to universalize elementary education by community-ownership of the school system. It is a response to the demand for quality basic education all over the country. The SSA program is also an attempt to provide an opportunity for improving human capabilities to all children, through provision of community-owned quality education in a mission mode.
∑ A programme with a clear time frame of universe elementary education.
∑ A response to the demand for quality basic education all over the country.
∑ An opportunity for promoting social justice through basic education.
∑ An effort at effectively involving the Panchayati Raj Institutions, School Management Committees, Village and Urban Slum Level Education Committees, Parentsí Teachersí Associations, Mother Teacher Associations, Tribal Autonomous Councils and other grass root level structures in the management of elementary schools.
Objectives of SSA:
∑ All children complete five years of primary schooling by 2007.
∑ All children complete eight years of elementary schooling by 2010.
∑ Focus on elementary education of satisfactory quality with emphasis on education for life.
∑ Bridge all gender and social category gaps at primary stage by 2007 and at elementary education level by 2010.
∑ Universal retention by 2010.
SSA in the light of Right To Education Act (RTE)
The RTE Act provides for:
SSA Chandigarh mandated the following provisions in the light of RTE:
Website of Department of Education, Chandigarh Administration