Setting Up of Model Schools
The centrally sponsored scheme to set up 6,000 model schools at the rate of one school per block was launched in November 2008. Out of these, 3,500 schools are to be set up in educationally backward blocks (EBBs) through State/UT Governments and the remaining 2,500 schools are to be set up under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode in blocks which are not educationally backward.
Under the State sector component of the scheme, proposals to set up model schools in 2,973 blocks have been received from 24 States/UTs till 30.11.2012. Out of these, model schools in 2,266 blocks covering 22 States have been approved. Financial sanctions amounting to Rs. 2,110.80 crore have been accorded for setting up 1,880 model schools in 21 States. 473 model schools have so far become functional in 8 States. Implementation of the PPP component of the Model School Scheme has been initiated from 2012-13 and proposals have since been received in response to the Request for Qualification(RFQ) to pre-qualify the private entities for this purpose .
This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Shashi Tharoor in Rajya Sabha today. pib