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Introduction

Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) is implemented as state's main programme for universalizing Elementary Education. Its overall goals include universal access and retention, bridging of gender and social category gaps in education and enhancement of learning levels of children. SSA provides for a variety of interventions including inter alia opening of new schools and special training camps for the dropped out and out of school children for their admission in age appropriate classes, construction of schools and additional classrooms, separate toilets for boys and girls, adequate drinking water facilities, provisioning of regular teachers, part time teachers, training and academic resource support, textbooks, uniform and mainly supports for learning achievement.

The new law provides a justiciable legal framework that enlistees all children between the ages of 6 to 14 years free and compulsory admission, attendance and completion of elementary education. It provides for children's right to an education of equitable quality based on principles of equity and non discrimination, most importantly, it provides for children's right to an education that is free from fear, stress and anxiety.