About RMSA

Rashatriya Madhayamic Shikasha Abhiyan (RMSA)

Secondary education is a crucial stage in the educational hierarchy as it prepares the students for higher education and also for the world of work. Class IX and X constitute the secondary stage whereas classes XI and XII are termed as higher secondary stage. The normal age group of the children at secondary stage is 14-15 where as it is 16-17 for higher secondary classes.

The vision for secondary education is to make good quality education available, accessible and affordable to all young persons in the age group of 14-17 years. With this vision in mind, the following is to be achieved:-

Goals & Objectives of RMSA:-

As part of the central government’s commitment to make secondary education of good quality available, accessible and affordable to all young persons, The Govt. of India in partnership with The State Govt. has launched a centrally sponsored scheme RMSA during 11th plan to enhance access to and improve quality of education at secondary stage.

The guiding principles to meet the challenges of universalization of secondary education (USE) are:-

If these values are to be established in the system, all types of schools including unaided private schools have to contribute towards USE by ensuring adequate enrolments for the children from under privileged and marginalized section of society.

The above goals translate to following objective:-

Strategies to Achieve Objectives:

Three pronged strategies have been adopted to improve access, equity and quality to achieve objectives of RMSA through enhancement of access to secondary and improvement of quality while ensuring equity.


In order to achieve the goal of universal access to quality secondary education will be improved by:


Quality being the special focus in Himachal Pradesh this objective will be achieved through important quality interventions as:

Equity Issues:

Equality issues under the scheme are proposed to be addressed through intervention as: