Universalization of Elementary Education is not only an educational need of the country but also a developmental need. For generations promotion of education was, by and large, a business of the education department of a government. However, the recent understanding and paradigm shift of the development process is being observed in the launching of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). Unlike previous effort of the educational departments, SSA is an effort to universalise elementary education by community-ownership of the school system.
NEST carried out a research to understand the status of Peoples' Committees on the process of Universalization of Elementary Education (UEE) in the state of Assam. An abstract of the research finding is given herewith.