Ministry of HRD is Implementing the Scheme of Vocationalisation of School Education to Promote Vocational Education Among Children: HRD Minister

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Scheme of Vocationalisation of School Education to Promote Vocational Education Among Children

Ministry of Human Resource Development is implementing the Scheme of Vocationalisation of School Education under the umbrella of ‘Samagra Shiksha – an integrated scheme for school education’. Under the scheme a vocational subject is offered for Classes IX to XII along with the general education to provide necessary employability and vocational skills for variety of occupations. Till 2018-19, the scheme has been implemented in 8654 schools, with reported enrolment of more than 10 lakhs students.

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) have included the basic contents on Goods and Services Tax (GST) in their textbooks ofEconomics, Accountancy and Business Studies at different stages.The NCERT text books for various stages of school education already incorporate the contents relating to the basics of Indian Law and Constitution. NCERT has also developed Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Curriculum for teachers and students in school education.  As part of this Curriculum, social and ethical issues related to use of internet have been dealt with. The focus of the Curriculum is on safe and secure use of web space by students and teachers. 

The Scheme of Vocationalisation of School Education under the umbrella of ‘Samagra Shiksha’ is implemented in all the States and Union Territories.Education being a subject in the Concurrent List of the Constitution and the majority of schools are under the jurisdiction of the State Governments, it is for the respective State/Union Territory Government to adopt/adapt the NCERT model textbooks,having contents on GST and basic law tenets, and the ICT curriculum for teachers and students,for their schools.

This information was given by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.