Scheme for Providing Education to Madrasas/Minorities (SPEMM)

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    • Recently, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment pulled up the Union government for the delay in approving the continuation of the Scheme for Providing Education to Madrasas/Minorities (SPEMM).

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    • It provides financial assistance to madrasas and minority institutes. 
    • Ministry: It was transferred from the Ministry of Minority Affairs to the Ministry of Education in 2021. 
    • Two sub-schemes:
      • The Scheme for Providing Quality Education in Madrasas (SPQEM) – seeks to bring about qualitative improvement in Madrasas to enable Muslim children attain standards of the National education system in formal education subjects. 
      • Infrastructure Development of Minority Institutes (IDMI) – to augment Infrastructure in Private Aided/Unaided Minority Schools/Institutions in order to enhance the quality of education to minority children.
    • The scheme is being implemented at the national level
    • Both the schemes are voluntary in nature. 

    Source: TH