Union HRD Minister launches Integrated Online junction for School Education ‘Shagun’

  1. Union Human Resource Development(HRD) Minister has launched an Integrated Online junction for School Education ‘Shagun’.
  2. Shagun is an initiative to improve school education system by creating a junction for all online portals and websites relating to various activities of the Department of School Education and Literacy.
  3. The word Shagun is coined from two different words- ‘Shala’ meaning Schools and ‘Gunvatta’ meaning Quality.
  4. This initiative will enhance the accessibility of information relating to schools and will ensure a holistic approach to transform the education sector.
  5. The portal will also allow common people to directly give their feedback about schools which will further increase the public participation and will ensure accountability and transparency.
  6. Further,the portal will also provide information on schools nearby and navigable vis-a-vis aerial distance between schools so as to help policy-makers in making informed decisions.