The states have been asked to include in their annual work plans and budgets interventions such as financial support of Rs 500 per head for all students of upper primary and secondary levels, Rs 10,000 per head for 25 lakh teachers at the primary level for tablets.
The Ministry of Education has written to states and Union territories with a plan for learning recovery to ensure continuum of learning and mitigate the impact of the pandemic. This includes a financial support to students, funds for primary school teachers to purchase tablets and Rs 20 lakh per state and UT to conduct oral reading fluency (ORF) study.
"A comprehensive learning recovery plan (LRP) has been prepared which delineates the action to be undertaken by each stakeholder, indicative annual calendar of activities, existing interventions which can be utilised and additional support with funding as a one-time measure,"the ministry said in the letter to the states and union territories.
"In order to mitigate the impact of the pandemic, there is an imperative need to have an urgent and appropriate strategy to ensure continuum of learning. We have taken a multi-pronged and holistic approach to ensure that children received suitable support," the ministry said in the letter to the states and Union territories," the letter added.