Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched Integrated Scheme for School Education i.e. Samagra Shiksha effective from 2018-19. Self Defence training for girls is an activity under Samagra Shiksha. Keeping in view, the rising number of crimes against girls and women in the country and to ensure safety and security of girls, Self Defence training is imparted to girls of class VI to XII belonging to Government Schools. Funds for this purpose are provided for three months @ Rs. 3000/- per school per month for inculcating self-defence skills including life skill for self-protection and self-development among the girls. Self-Defence training is also being given in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) which are residential schools meant for girls of class VI to XII and belonging to disadvantaged groups.
The States have been advised for convergence for availing funding for Self-Defence training under the Nirbhaya Fund under Ministry of Woman and Child Development, Government of India or with other State Government schemes.
This information was given by the Union Minister for Human Resource Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.