New India Literacy Programme

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    • Government-approved a new scheme “New India Literacy Programme for the period FYs 2022-2027 to cover all the aspects of Adult Education to align with National Education Policy 2020 and Budget Announcements 2021-22.

    About New India Literacy Programme

    • The estimated total outlay of the “New India Literacy Programme” is Rs.1037.90 crore which includes the Central share of Rs.700 crore and State share of Rs.337.90 crore respectively for the FYs 2022 -27.

    Features 

    • The school will be the Unit for the implementation of the scheme.
    • The scheme will be implemented through volunteerism through online mode.
    • The training, orientation, workshops of volunteers, may be organized through face-to-face mode. 
    • All material and resources shall be provided digitally for easy access to registered volunteers through easily accessible digital modes, viz, TV, radio, cell phone-based free/open-source Apps/portals, etc. 
    • The scheme will cover non-literates of the age of 15 years and above in all states/UTs in the country. 

    Objectives:

    • To impart not only foundational literacy and numeracy but also to cover other components which are necessary for a citizen of the 21st century such as:  
      • Critical life skills (including financial literacy, digital literacy, commercial skills, health care and awareness, child care and education, and family welfare)
      • Vocational skills development (to obtain local employment)
      • Basic education (including preparatory, middle, and secondary stage equivalency)
      •  Continuing education (including engaging holistic adult education courses in arts, sciences, technology, culture, sports, and recreation, as well as other topics of interest or use to local learners, such as more advanced material on critical life skills).

    Source: Air