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PIB Daily – 1st October 2019 – IASToppers

School Education Quality Index (SEQI); National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC);
By IASToppers
October 01, 2019

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Issues related to Health & Education

  • NITI Aayog releases School Education Quality Index (SEQI)

Environment, Ecology & Disaster Management

  • Bihar flood: National Crisis Management Committee reviews situation

 

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Issues related to Health & Education 

NITI Aayog releases School Education Quality Index (SEQI)

Kerala has emerged on top among 20 large states in terms of quality of school education, followed by Rajasthan and Karnataka, while the most-populous Uttar Pradesh was ranked at the bottom position during 2016-17, according to SEQI report released by the NITI Aayog.

SEQI Report

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEQI REPORT

  • Of the 20 Large States, 10 perform better on the Outcomes category, with the most noticeable performance differences observed in the cases of Karnataka, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh. The 3 Large States with the most noticeable performance differences in the Governance Processes Aiding Outcomes are Odisha, Punjab and Haryana.
  • Of the eight Small States, seven perform better on the Outcomes category, with the most noticeable performance differences observed in the cases of Manipur, Tripura and GoaSikkim is the only Small State that performs better on the Governance Processes Aiding Outcomes category.
  • All seven UTs have shown an improvement in their overall performance scores. Of the seven UTs, four perform better on the Outcomes category, with the most noticeable performance differences observed in Dadra & Nagar HaveliDelhi, Daman & Diu and Lakshadweep perform better on the Governance Processes Aiding Outcomes category.

ABOUT THE SEQI

SEQI

  • School Education Quality Index (SEQI) was developed by NITI Aayog to evaluate the performance of States and Union Territories (UTs) in the school education sector.
  • The index aims to bring an ‘outcomes’ focus to education policy by providing States and UTs with a platform to identify their strengths and weaknesses and undertake requisite course corrections or policy interventions.
  • It is developed by Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), the World Bank and sector experts.
  • SEQI also included an analysis of States and Union Territories for each indicator under study. For instance, indicators such as average score in Class 3, 5 and 8 for Language and Mathematics, Transition Rates from primary to upper-primary level, capturing equity in learning outcomes between general and marginalised sections of society etc.
  • SEQI used 2016-17 as the reference year and 2015-16 as the base year.

Key Indicators

  • The index consists of 30 critical indicators that assess the delivery of quality education.

The index was divided into two broad categories:

Category 1: Outcomes

  • Learning outcomes
  • Access outcomes
  • Infrastructure and facilities for outcomes
  • Equity outcomes

Category 2: Governance processes aiding outcomes

Factors affecting the SEQI

  • States’ and UTs’ performance on Learning Outcomes is driven by their results on the National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2017.
  • Their performance on Access Outcomes is primarily driven by enrolment ratios at the secondary level and transition rates from upper-primary to secondary level.
  • In terms of Infrastructure & Facilities for Outcomes, States’ and UTs’ performance is strongly linked to the presence of Computer Aided-Learning (CAL) at the elementary level and vocational education at the secondary and senior-secondary level.
[Ref: PIB, Hindustan Times]

 

Environment, Ecology & Disaster Management

Bihar flood: National Crisis Management Committee reviews situation

The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) met to review the prevailing flood situation in Bihar and directed that immediate assistance be provided to meet the crisis.

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NATIONAL CRISIS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (NCMC)

  • A National Crisis Management Committee is a committee set up by the Government of India in the wake of a natural calamity for effective coordination and implementation of relief measures and operations.
  • On the constitution of such a committee of the Cabinet, the Agriculture Secretary shall provide all necessary information to and seek directions of the Cabinet Committee in all matters concerning relief.
  • In the absence of such a Cabinet Committee, all matter relating to relief shall be reported to the Cabinet Secretary.
  • The NCMC gives direction to the Crisis Management Group as deemed necessary.

The composition of the Committee:

  • Cabinet Secretary as Chairman
  • Secretary to Prime Minister as a Member
  • Secretary (Home Affairs) Member
  • Secretary (MCD) Member
  • Director (Intelligence Bureau) Member
  • Secretary (R&AW) Member
  • Secretary (Agri & Coopn.) Co-opted Member
  • An officer of Cabinet Secretariat.
[Ref: PIB, ANI News]

 

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