Speaker: Mridusmita Bordoloi, Associate Fellow, Accountability Initiative, Centre for Policy Research
Host: Nisha Vernekar, Lead and Senior Resident Fellow, Inclusive Education, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy
This interview series is produced by the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, under the Kotak-Karma Vidhi Inclusive Education programme. The Kotak-Karma Vidhi Inclusive Education programme is a CSR initiative by Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.
This interview series is based and born from Vidhi’s report, “Clearing the Air: A Synthesised Mapping of Out of School Children during COVID-19 in India (April 2020-May 2022)”. This report is produced under funding received from Voltas Limited, as part of their CSR Initiative.
Illustration by: Hitesh Sonar
References/ Reading List
Policies, Laws, Schemes and Programmes of the State
Mission Vatsalya (erstwhile Child Protection Services (CPS) Scheme): a Centrally Sponsored Scheme implemented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, since 2009-10 for the welfare and rehabilitation of children.
Maharashtra’s “Zero Drop-out Mission”: a programme of the school education department of Maharashtra in 2022 to arrest drop-outs.
- Background paper prepared for Global Education Monitoring Report: Regulation of non-state actors in school education in India
- Budget Brief for Samagra Shiksha Abhiyaan: Using government reported data, the briefs analyse trends in allocations, public expenditures, outputs and outcomes of key social sector programmes.
- Evidence of increase in enrollment in government schools:
- School rationalisation/ consolidation and equity concerns
- Dongre, Ambrish, and Vibhu Tewary. “Pain without gain?: Impact of school rationalisation in India.” International Journal of Educational Development 72 (2020): 102142.
- Bordoloi, Mridusmita, and Ritwik Shukla. “School Consolidation in Rajasthan: Implementation and Short-Term Effects.” Centre for Policy Research (2019).
Aditya Narayan Rai, Avinash Reddy Pichhili, Kadambari Agarwal, Pooja Pandey, Nisha Vernekar (Inclusive Education Team, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy)
Karan Singhal (University of Luxembourg & Luxembourg Institute of Socioeconomic Research)