No new program has been started by the BJP government for modernisation of madrasas. Scheme for Providing Quality Education in Madrasas (SPQEM) has been running since 2008-2009. The scheme is a demand driven scheme and expenditure depend on proposals from the state governments. Spending for SPQEM in 2015-16 increased to Rs 294 crore from Rs 108 crore in 2014-15. However, the funding for the program was slashed from 182 crore to 108 crore. The number of madrasas covered under the scheme has gone up from 15,000 in 2013-14 to 21,000 in 2015-16.
However, with around 70,000 madrasas in the country, only 30% are being covered under SPQEM. No information could be found about the spending and number of madrasas covered from 2016-17.
In the light of the fact that no new program has been initiated by BJP government or revamped the previous one that now covers only 30% Madrasas, the performance of the government is classified as “Inadequate Progress”