management systems to students, parents and communities. Under school information services,
      the following list of services will be enabled i.e., school profile management, student profile
      management, employee information, student attendance, leave management, report cards,
      curriculum tracking custom, SMS alerts for parents / administrators on student and teacher
      (iii) GIS Mapping: To ensure universal access to schools including secondary schools within a
      reasonable distance of any habitation and without any discrimination, the geographic coordinates
      of school along with the school information available in UDISE is being uploaded on the school
      GIS Web enabled platform i.e. All states have conducted GIS mapping
      and shared geographical coordinates of schools with the NIC except Jammu and Kashmir.
      (iv) National Achievement Survey for Class X: The National Achievement Survey for Class X
      was undertaken for the first time by MHRD. The survey investigates student achievement in five
      subjects: English, mathematics, social science, science and modern Indian language. The test has
      been administered in 33 states and union territories after a scientific and robust process of sample
      design, test development and translation, with rigorous adherence to technical procedures.
      (v) Kala Utsav: Kala Utsav is an initiative of this Ministry to promote arts (music, theatre, dance,
      visual arts and crafts) in education by nurturing and showcasing the artistic talent of school
      students at secondary stage in the country, and it is also a platform to bring arts to the centre
      stage in an inclusive environment.
      (vi) Focus on Science and Maths: Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan launched in 2015: Under
      Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan, training of 1.04 lakh science and maths teachers, math and science
      kit, excursion trip to science centres and museum for students, special teaching on science and
      maths, science exhibition at district level, teaching of Vedic maths, etc., were included under
      (vii) National Award For Teachers using ICT For Innovation In Education: Under the ICT in
      schools, to promote computer enabled learning and usage of ICT in teaching in government and
      government aided secondary and higher secondary schools has provision for instituting a
      national award for innovative use of ICT to motivate the teachers and teacher educators for
      innovative use of ICT in teaching-learning.
      (viii) Data base of Students and Teachers:
            By 2016, 25,04,73,095 (approx 71.6 per cent) children in the age group of 5 to 18 years
      were enrolled under Aadhar, as against 20,94,34,376 children (59.8 per cent) at the end of
      December, 2015.
      Vocationalisation of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education
            The Centrally sponsored scheme of Vocationalisation of Secondary and Higher Secondary
      Education was revised in 2014 with a view to align it with the National Skills Qualification
      Framework (NSQF) into which the NVEQF has been assimilated. The scheme has been
      subsumed Under Integrated Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan. The specific objectives of
      the scheme are to enhance the employability of youth through demand driven competency based,
      modular vocational courses; to maintain their competitiveness through provisions of multi-entry
      multi-exit learning opportunities and vertical mobility/interchange ability in qualifications; to fill
      the gap between educated and employable; and to reduce the dropout rate at the secondary level
      and decrease the pressure on academic higher education. The revised scheme while introducing