Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan – RUSA Fund Allocation 2017-20 TUSA Proposal
CCEA (Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs) has announced to offer benefits to the beneficiaries under the RUSA (Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan). The new extension period has been offered by the CCEA till March 31st 2020. The central government had earlier launched the sponsored scheme termed as RUSA that was aimed at offering with financial assistance to the institutions offering with eligible higher education.
Fund allocation – RUSA and Centre
The sources have stated that the ratio of 40:60 will be funded and a shared between RUSA and central government. This has been decided for the general category states. The RUSA has also stated that it shall share a ratio of 10:90 for special state category and the Union Territories will be offered with 100 percent fund allocation from the center.
Key Features Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan Scheme
- RUSA has also stated that under the new implemented scheme it shall also do all possibilities to help improve the conditions of institutions such that they offer with much better education.
- With an aim to improve the education system within the state at higher education level, the RUSA will ensure establishing institutions structure, offering with good governance and encouraging autonomy.
- The RUSA made a system that much improved and quality education shall be imparted in these institutions along with better quality examination papers. It will also help in improving the reforms and academic system. It shall also provide with quality teaching staff and skill development programmes.
RUSA – Impact and Target
Some of the main target and impact areas of RUSA are mentioned here below:-
- As per the statements made by RUSA, it aims at increasing the GER (Gross Enrollment Ratio) of the country by around 30 percent. The new GER will be achieved by RUSA by the year 2020.
- Apart from this, RUSA also stated that it aims at improving and boosting the amount spent by the state government for higher education.
- As a part of the phase the scheme also aims at establishing model degree colleges (over 70 in number) along with professional colleges (8 in number). The RUSA with the help of government will improve facilities offered in 10 universities and 70 colleges. It will focus on improving the education level and expertise of teaching.
- To effectively implement the government will try and provide with quality support for infra structure within 750 colleges and over 50 universities selected under the list.
- The authorities have stated that a proposal has been made in the new implemented system to offer with quality education for equity, accessibility and teaching. The government will implement the good governance , academic and reforms.
- The government will offer opportunities for students to avail better higher education for those who belong to the SC/ST and OBC categories, including provisions for PWDs, minorities and women.
- RUSA will also try and fill in the educational gap within the system and try and offer with support and assistance for the government within the state level.
- Apart from this the central government also aims at increasing more level of competition amongst the states for improving the level of education, innovation and research work.
2017-2020 – RUSA fund allocations
The RUSA has already stated the below mentioned funding allocation within the new extended scheme that will be implemented in the scheme for a period of three years till 2020.
- Central government share (omitted liability as mentioned by center) will be equivalent to Rs 2453.54 crore. A fund of Rs 4648 crore will be allocated as 65 percent RUSA Central government share as per the new proposal made by RUSA.
- The government has also mentioned that a sum of Rs 7101.72 crore will be offered within a period of 2017 till 2020 (Three years) in the form of total outlay paid by the central government.
- The state and RUSA till be contributing in the set ratio 49:60 within general state country wide for the overall project cost. For NE (North Eastern) states, Uttarakhand and HP (Himachal Pradesh) the share would be as 10:90 while that for UTs will be 100 percent.
- The central government would be responsible for providing and procuring the funds to the state governments and UTs. From there the funds will be provided to the SHEC (State Higher Education Council) and then will be distributed to the institutions.
The centre has already stated that it has announced to continue with the RUSA Abhiyan till 2020 with an aim to offer better level of accredited education. This will ensure that by next three years the education system with in states and UTs will improve to a much greater extent.
Nelakondpalli Government College Joins Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan Scheme
Though Nelakondpalli Government College did not manage to cement its position under the central education development scheme Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan, its status has changed during the second phase of project’s implementation. This brings good news for all 150 candidates who are currently studying in this government funded college. Under this scheme, college administration will receive Rs 2.25 crore, which will be utilized for infrastructural development. Apart from constructing new buildings, college authority will be able to upgrade teaching instruments as well. Tummala Nageswara Rao declared that from now on, this government college will receive necessary funding from central government.
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