Q. Consider the following statements regarding Samagra Shiksha scheme?
1. It is a centrally sponsored scheme under the Ministry of Human Resource and Development
2. Its aim is to improve the quality of college education in India
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A

Statement 1 is correct 

Statement 2 is incorrect:  

Samagra Shiksha is an Integrated Scheme for School Education. It has been launched throughout the country as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with effect from the year 2018-19. 

Merged Schemes: The scheme subsumes the three erstwhile Centrally Sponsored Schemes of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), and Teacher Education (TE). 

Aim: To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education at all levels of school education. 

Coverage: It is an overarching programme for the school education sector, extending from pre-school to class XII. 

 Source PIB