formulation of the National Policy of Education, 1986. The scheme was revised for the 12th Five
Year Plan. It aims to establish DIETs in all districts created up to 2011, thereby increasing their
numbers from existing 571 to 646; strengthen existing 106 to 122 Colleges of Teacher Education
(CTEs) and up-grade existing government secondary teacher education institutions into CTEs;
strengthen existing 32 to 39 Institutes of Advanced Studies in Education (IASEs); up-grade
Department of Education in Universities as IASEs; and establish block institutes of teacher
education (BITEs) in identified SC/ST/ minority concentration districts.
(B) Quality in Teacher Education
Creation of Separate Cadre: 17-states/ UTs have created separate cadre for teacher educators
under the TE- Scheme. States have also been asked to strengthen the cadre of teacher educators
in their respective states/UTs.
National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) Regulations, 2014- Norms and Standards: The
NCTE was established with a view to achieving planned and coordinated development of the
teacher education system throughout the country, the regulation and proper maintenance of
norms and standards in the teacher education system, and for matters connected therewith.
Re-organizing/Restructuring of SCERT and Cadre Restructuring for Teacher Educators: Under
the CSS-Teacher Education 09 states have re-organized/restructured their SCERT in 2016.
New Activities/Initiatives under CSSTE Scheme
India Teacher Education Portal (Prashikshak): the Department of School Education and
Literacy, launched ‘India Teacher Education Portal (Prashikshak)’ in 2016. This portal is helpful
in monitoring of teachers education Institutions and in providing comprehensive information to
prospective students and teachers to select the right institute as per choice.
Scheme for Providing Quality Education in Madarsas
Ministry of Human Resource Development, lays emphasis on providing equal opportunities
to minorities as far as access to education is concerned. For this purpose, government is
implementing the scheme for providing quality education in Madarsas (SPQEM) for the children
of minorities. The objectives of the Scheme are: encourage Madarsas and Maktabs to introduce
formal subjects i.e., science, mathematics, social studies, Hindi and English by means of
providing financial assistance; children studying in Madarsas and Maktabs attain academic
proficiency for class I-XII; Madarsas/Maktabs/Dar-ul-Uloom can opt to become accredited study
centres with National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) for which proper assistance will be
provided; children above 14 years in Madarsas/Maktabs/Dar-ul-Uloom are given opportunities to
attain vocation training; strengthening of Madarsas Board for Monitoring and Awareness of
The Scheme provides assistance for appointment of teachers for teaching science,
mathematics, social studies, languages, computer application and science. Full time graduate
teacher is paid salary for 12 months ₹ 6,000/- p.m. and post graduate/B.Ed. ₹ 12,000/-. One time
grant of ₹ 1,00,000/- for science/ computer labs/workshops in Madarsas at the secondary/senior
secondary level ₹ 5000/- as annual grant for maintenance. One time assistance of up to ₹ 50,000/
- for libraries/book banks/teaching learning material followed by an annual grant of ₹ 5,000/-. A
grant up to a maximum amount of ₹15,000/- for purchase of science/math kits and other
pedagogical equipment. Madarsas which have been in existence at least for three years and