Dharmendra Pradhan says, National Education Policy (NEP), 2020 provides for setting up a Gender Inclusion Fund

New Delhi : National Education Policy (NEP), 2020 provides for setting up a Gender Inclusion Fund (GIF) to build the nation’s capacity to provide equitable quality education for all girls as well as transgender students. The above objectives of NEP for Equitable and quality education for girls and transgender children are being met through specific provisions under SamagraShiksha2.0 by allocating dedicated resources for SEDGs. The details of such provisions and resources allocated under SamagraShiksha 2.0 are at Annexure.

Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education has developed Guidelines on School Safety and Security for fixing the accountability of the school management in the matter of safety and security of children studying in Government, Government-aided and Private Schools and circulated the same to all States and UTs. The guidelines detail the accountability of various stakeholders and different departments in ensuring the safety and security of children in schools. The guidelines are based on the three-pronged approach of Accountability framework and legal provisions, Whole School Safety Approach and Multi-sectoral approach for the safety and security of children in schools.

These guidelines are advisory in nature and States/UTs may incorporate additions/modifications to these guidelines, if deemed necessary, according to the specific requirements of States and UTs. These guidelines are uploaded on the website of DoSEL at https://dsel.education.gov.in/archives-update?title=&field_update_category_target_id=All.

ANNEXURE

ANNEXURE REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (a)& (b) OF RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 324 TO BE ANSWERED ON 01.12.2021 ASKED BY Dr. AMAR PATNAIK, HON’BLE MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT REGARDING “GENDER INCLUSION FUND”.

                                                (Rs. in lakh)

S. No. Particulars Amount

(for the year 2021-22)

1 Provision of free text-books up to Class VIII to all children. 286055.88
2 Uniforms to all girls SC,  ST  children  and Below  Poverty  Line  (BPL)  children up to class VIII 491952.50
3 Kasturba Gandhi BalikaVidyalayas- 244186.46
4 NetajiSubhash Chandra Bose AwasiyaVidyalayas and Hostels 36025.27
5 Rani LaxmiBaiAtmarakshaPrashikshan (Self defense training to Girls) 11657.76
6 Incinerator & Sanitary Pad Vending Machines 5606.07
7 Stipend for CWSN Girls 12257.66

(Source: Prabandh)

This information was given by the Union Minister of Education, Dharmendra Pradhan in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.