COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN SSA – A STUDY OF CHANDEL DISTRICT
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is a comprehensive and integrated flagship program of Government of India to attain Universal Elementary Education (UEE), covering the entire country in a mission mode. The program aims to provide useful and relevant, elementary education to all children in the 6 to 14 age group by 2010. The scheme calls for community ownership of school-based interventions through effective decentralization and community based monitoring system.Community participation is the main thrust of the scheme. The whole emphasis is on maximum participation of the local community and infrastructure for the development of the school and primary education. Against this backdrop, the present paper attempts to discuss various programs of community mobilization of SSA, Chandel District and the issues and constraints in its process. The studyis based on both primary source obtained through personal interview with the officials of SSA Chandel and secondary sources garnered from Annual Activities and Reports of SSA, Chandel, Journals, Cash Studies and Websites.