Budget Brief 2018-19: Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA)

3 February 2018

Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) is Government of India’s (GoI) flagship secondary education programme. The scheme was launched in March 2009 to augment access to, and improve the quality of secondary education.

In FY 2013-14, four existing schemes were subsumed into RMSA to create RMSA (Integrated). These are:

  • Information and Communication Technology in School (ICT)
  • Girls’ Hostel (GH)
  • Inclusive Education for Disabled at Secondary Stage (IEDSS)
  • Vocational Education (VE)

This brief uses government data to analyse RMSA performance on:

  • Overall trends in allocations, releases and expenditures
  • State-wise fund flow and expenditure performance
  • Coverage and outcomes