Financial Norms

Financial Norms

The assistance under the programme of Samagra Shiksha will be on a 85:15 sharing arrangement during the IX Plan, 75:25 sharing arrangement during the X Plan, and 50:50 sharing thereafter between the Central government and State governments. Commitments regarding sharing of costs would be taken from State governments in writing.

The State governments will have to maintain their level of investment in elementary education as in 1999-2000. The contribution as State share for SS will be over and above this investment.

The Government of India would release funds to the State Governments/Union Territories only and installments (except first) would only be released after the previous installments of Central government and State share has been transferred to the State Implementation Society. The support for teacher salary appointed under the SS programme could be shared between the Central Government and the State government in a ratio of 85:15 during the IX Plan, 75:25 during the X Plan and 50:50 thereafter All legal agreements regarding externally assisted projects will continue to apply unless specific modifications have been agreed to, in consultation with foreign funding agencies.

Existing schemes of elementary education of the Department (except National Bal Bhawan and NCTE) will converge after the IX Plan. The National Programme for Nutritional Support to Primary Education (Mid-Day-Meal) would remain a distinct intervention with food grains and specified transportation costs being met by the Centre and the cost of cooked meals being met by the State government.

District Education Plans would inter alia, clearly show the funds/resource available for various components under schemes like PMGY, JGSY, PMRY, Sunishchit Rozgar Yojana, Area fund of MPs/MLAs, State Plan, foreign funding (if any) and resources generated in the NGO sector.

All funds to be used for upgradation, maintenance, repair of schools and Teaching Learning Equipment and local management to be transferred to VECs/ School Management Committees/ Gram Panchayat/ or any other village/ school level arrangement for decentralisation adopted by that particular State/UT. The village/ school-based body may make a resolution regarding the best way of procurement Other incentive schemes like distribution of scholarships and uniforms will continue to be funded under the State Plan. They will not be funded under the SS programme

The major financial norms under SS are:


One teacher for every 40 children in Primary and upper primary

At least two teachers in a Primary school

One teacher for every class in the upper primary

School / Alternative schooling facility

Within one Kilometre of every habitation

Provision for opening of new schools as per State norms or for setting up EGS like schools in unserved habitations.

Upper Primary schools/ Sector

As per requirement based on the number of children completing primary education, up to a ceiling of one upper primary school/section for every two primary schools


A room for every teacher in Primary & upper Primary, with the provision that there would be two class rooms with verandah to every Primary school with at least two teachers.

A room for Head-Master in upper Primary school/section

Free textbooks

To all girls/SC/ST children at primary & upper primary level within an upper ceiling of Rs. 150/- per child

State to continue to fund free textbooks being currently provided from the State Plans

Civil works

Ceiling of 33% of SS programme funds

For improvement of school facilities, BRC/CRC construction.

CRCs could also be used as an additional room.

No expenditure to be incurred on construction of office buildings.

Districts to prepare infrastructure Plans

Maintenance and repair of school buildings

Only through school management committees/VECs

Upto Rs. 5000 per year as per specific proposal by the school committee.

Must involve elements of community contribution

Upgradation of EGS to regular school / setting up of new Primary school as per State norm

Provision for TLE @ Rs 10,000/- per school

TLE as per local context and need

Involvement of teachers and parents neceSSry in TLE selection and procurement

VEC/ school-village level appropriate body to decide on best mode of procurement

Requirement of successful running of EGS centre for two years before it is considered for upgradation

Provision for teacher & classrooms.

TLE for upper-primary

@ Rs 50,000 per school for uncovered schools

As per local specific requirement to be determined by the teachers/ school committee

School committee to decide on best mode of procurement, in consultation with teachers

School Committee may recommend district level procurement if there are advantages of scale

Schools grant

Rs. 2000/- per year per primary/upper primary school for replacement of non functional school equipment

Transparency in utilisation

To be spent only by VEC/SMC

Teacher grant

Rs 500 per teacher per year in primary and upper primary

Transparency in utilisation

Teacher training

Provision of 20 days In-service course for all teachers each year, 60 days refresher course for untrained teachers already employed as teachers, and 30 days orientation for freshly trained recruits @ Rs. 70/- per day

Unit cost is indicative; would be lower in non residential training programmes

Includes all training cost

Assessment of capacities for effective training during appraisal will determine extent of coverage

Support for SCERT/DIET under existing Teacher Education Scheme

State Institute of Educational Management and Training (SIEMAT)

One time assistance up to Rs. 3 crore

States have to agree to sustain

Selection criteria for faculty to be rigorous

Training of community leaders

For a maximum of 8 persons in a village for 2 days in a year - preferably women

@ Rs. 30/- per day/div>

Provision for disabled children

Upto Rs. 1200/- per child for integration of disabled children, as per specific proposal, per year

District Plan for children with special needs will be formulated within the Rs. 1200 per child nor

Involvement of resource institutions to be encouraged

Research, Evaluation, supervision and monitoring

Upto Rs. 1500 per school per year

Partnership with research and resource institutions, pool of resource teams with State specific focus

Priority to development of capacities for appraisal and supervision through resource/research institutions and on an effective EMIS

Provision for regular school mapping/micro planning for updating of household data

By creating pool of resource persons, providing travel grant and honorarium for monitoring, generation of community-based data, research studies, cost of assessment and appraisal terms & their field activities, classroom observation by resource persons

Funds to be spent at national, state, district, sub district, school level out of the overall per school allocation.

Rs. 100 per school per year to be spent at national level

Expenditure at State/district/BRC/CRC/ School level to be decided by State/UT, This would include expenditure on appraisal, supervision, MIS, classroom observation, etc. Support to SCERT over and above the provision under the Teacher Education scheme may also be provided.

Involvement of resource institutions willing to undertake state specific responsibilities

Management Cost

Not to exceed 6% of the budget of a district plan

To include expenditure on office expenses, hiring of experts at various levels after assessment of existing manpower, POL, etc.;

Priority to experts in MIS, community planning processes, civil works, gender, etc. depending on capacity available in a particular district

Management costs should be used to develop effective teams at State/ District/Block/Cluster levels

Identification of personnel for BRC/CRC should be a priority in the pre-project phase itself so that a team is available for the intensive process based planning.

Innovative activity for girls' education, early childhood care & education, interventions for children belonging to SC/ST community, computer education specially for upper primary level

Upto to Rs. 15 lakh for each innovative project and Rs. 50 lakh for a district per year will apply for SS

ECCE and girls education interventions to have unit costs already approved under other existing schemes.

Block Resource Centres/ Cluster Resource Centres

BRC/CRC to be located in school campus as far as possible

Rs. 6 lakh ceiling for BRC building construction wherever required

Rs. 2 lakh for CRC construction wherever required - should be used as an additional classroom in schools.

Total cost of non-school (BRC and CRC) construction in any district should not exceed 5% of the overall projected expenditure under the programme in any year.

Deployment of up to 20 teacher in a block with more than 100 schools; 10 teachers in smaller Blocks in BRCs/CRCs.

Provision of furniture, etc. @ Rs. 1 lakh for a BRC and Rs. 10,000 for a CRC

Contingency grant of Rs. 12,500 for a BRC and Rs. 2500 for a CRC, per year

Identification of BRC/CRC personnel after intensive selection process in the preparatory phase itself.

Interventions for out of school children

As per norms already approved under Education Guarantee Scheme & Alternative and Innovative Education, providing for the following kind of interventions

Setting up Education Guarantee Centres in unserved habitations

Setting up other alternative schooling models

Bridge Courses, remedial courses, Back-to-School Camps with a focus on mainstreaming out of school children into regular schools.

Preparatory activities for microplanning, household surveys, studies, community mobilization, school-based activities, office equipment, training and orientation at all levels, etc.

As per specific proposal of a district, duly recommended by the State. Urban areas, within a district or metropolitan cities may be treated as a separate unit for planning as required

Provision of furniture, etc. @ Rs. 1 lakh for a BRC and Rs. 10,000 for a CRC