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  All Children In School

Background
Universal access to elementaryeducation requires schooling facilities within reasonable reach of all children. If schools are not located in or near the habitations where children reside, children are unlikely to complete schooling, even if they are formally enrolled in schools.
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Mapping to Facilitate Children’s Access in Neighbourhood School
States /UTs need to arrive at a clear picture of current availability of schools within defined area or limits of neighbourhoods. This will require mapping of neighbourhoods or habitations and linking them to specific schools. It is possible that a neighbourhood may be link...
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Social Access
The significance of social access in universalising elementary education cannot be undermined. India is a multi-cultural society of numerous regional and local cultures. Hierarchies of caste, economic status and gender relations that characterise Indian society...
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Upgradation of Alternate Schooling Facilities
In the past SSA has supported alternate schooling facilities in the form of centres under the Education Guarantee Scheme (EGS) and Alternative and Innovative Education (AIE). EGS and AIE Centres across the country....
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Enabling Provisions under SSA to Universalise Access
Opening new schools: The revised SSA norms provide for opening of new primary and upper primary schools within the area of the limits of the neighbourhood as laid down by the State Government under the State RTE Rules...
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Addressing Systemic Issues for Universal Access
Removal of financial barriers: The RTE Act provides that no child in a neighbourhood school, as notified by the State Government,shall be liable to pay any kind of fee, charge or expense that may prevent her/him from enrolling, participating and completingelementary education.
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Interventions for Universal Access
School and Social Mapping
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Summing Up
Universal access is an essential component of UEE. Access does not constitute mere physical availability of school; it implies facilitating full, free and joyful participation of children in learning...
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