Policy Briefs & Reports

Budget Brief 2018-19: Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)

Mridusmita Bordoloi, Avani Kapur, Ritwik Shukla

Centre for Policy Research

February 3, 2018

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is the Government of India’s (GoI) flagship elementary education programme. Launched in 2001, it aims to provide universal education to children between the ages of 6 to 14 years. SSA is the primary vehicle for implementing the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE), passed in 2009.

This brief uses government reported data to analyse SSA performance along the following parameters:

Overall trends in allocations, releases, and expenditures
Expenditure performance across key SSA activities
Compliance with the RTE
Learning Outcomes