Ministry of HRD has launched NISHTHA Programme

The Department of School Education and Literacy has launched NISHTHA Programme to improve learning outcomes at the Elementary level . NISHTHA  or National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic  Advancement under  the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Samagra Shiksha in 2019-20. The objective of this programme is to motivate and equip teachers to encourage and foster critical thinking in students, handle diverse situations and act as first level counsellors.
The programme will cover approx 42 lakh participants covering all teachers and Heads of Schools at the elementary level in all Government schools, faculty members of State Councils of Educational Research and Training (SCERTs), District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs) as well as officials and Resource Persons from Block Resource Centres (BRCs) and Cluster Resource Centres (CRCs) in all States and UTs.  National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has been notified as an Academic Authority under Section 23(1) of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 to lay down the minimum qualifications required for a person to be appointed as a teacher.

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