The Cabinet declared on September 7 that it has approved the launch of a new, government sponsored scheme for creating PM SHRI Schools (PM Schools for Rising India).
The Center wants to reinforce up to 14,600 schools under the programme in five years, or between 2022 and 2027, for a cost of Rs 27,360 crore. The Cabinet announced that these institutions, which include Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas, will subsequently become PM SHRI Schools.
Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan said, “The Union Cabinet has approved the launch of a new scheme for setting up PM-SHRI schools. Over 14,000 schools including Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas will be strengthened to emerge as PM-SHRI schools.”
An objective assessment would be performed for this to ensure that two schools are identified in each Block so that improvements to their educational standards may be achieved.
A total of Rs 2 crore would be given to each PM SHRI model school over the course of two years for upgrading, and school authorities will have the discretion to spend up to 40% of the money.
With digital learning tools, 3D labs, and vocational education, the PM SHRI model schools, which are anticipated to serve 20 lakh students, would be technology-driven. The schools would also be required to have an emphasis on entrepreneurship.
Using a portal, the performance of the schools and the students would be monitored.