New India Literacy Program

New India Literacy Program


New India Literacy Program- Today Current Affairs

  • Recently the government has approved the “Nav Bharat Literacy Program” for the period 2022-2027 to cover all aspects of adult education in line with the National Education Policy 2020 and the budget announcements of 2021-22.
  • This is in line with Budget 2021-22, which announced expansion of access to resources, online modules covering adult education.
  • The estimated total outlay of “Nav Bharat Literacy Program” is Rs.1037.90 crores, which includes Central share of Rs.700 crores and State share of Rs.337.90 crores, respectively, for the year 2022-27.
  • The name of adult education in the country has now been changed to ‘Education for all’.

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Objective of New India Literacy Program: The Hindu Analysis

  • The objective of this program is not only to provide basic literacy and arithmetic education but also to incorporate other components which are essential for the citizens of the 21st century.

Other components include: The Hindu Analysis

  • Important life skills (financial literacy, digital literacy, commercial skills, health care and awareness, child care and education, and family welfare etc.).
  • Vocational skill development (with a view to getting local employment).
  • Basic education (including equivalency at elementary, middle and secondary levels).
  • Continuing education (including more advanced material on important life skills such as the use of holistic adult education courses in arts, science, technology, culture, sports and recreation, as well as other topics of interest to local learners).

Implementation of the plan: The Hindu Analysis

  • The scheme will be implemented through online mode by volunteerism.
  • Volunteers training, orientation, workshops can be organized through direct mode. All material and resources related to the scheme will be made available digitally.
  • The school will be the unit for the implementation of the plan.
  • Schools will be used to conduct survey of beneficiaries and voluntary teachers.

People involved in the scheme: The Hindu Analysis

  • Non-literate people of the age of 15 years and above in all the States/UTs of the country.
  • Using ‘Online Teaching, Learning and Assessment System (OTLAS)’ in collaboration with National Informatics Centre, NCERT and NIOS, a target of 5 crore learners has been set at the rate of 1 crore per annum.

Planning Requirement: The Hindu Analysis

  • According to the 2011 Census, the total number of illiterate people in the age group of 15 years and above in the country is 25.76 crore (Male 9.08 crore, Female 16.68 crore).
  • Also keeping in mind the 7.64 crore people certified as literate under the Saakshar Bharat program implemented from the year 2009-10 to the year 2017-18, it has been estimated that at present there are about 18.12 crore adults illiterate in India.

Other related initiatives: The Hindu Analysis

  • National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC): It aims to promote skill development by catalysing the creation of large, quality and profitable vocational institutions. It acts as a catalyst in skill development by providing financing to enterprises, companies and organizations providing skill training.
  • Digital India Programme: It restructures several existing schemes, after which they are implemented in a synchronized manner. Today Current Affairs.
  • Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan: It is one of the biggest initiatives in the country with the aim of making citizens digitally literate.
  • National Digital Literacy Mission: It aims to empower at least one person per household with critical digital literacy skills by the year 2020.
  • Samagra Shiksha: It is an integrated scheme for school education from pre-school to class XII to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education at all levels of school education.

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yojna ias daily current affairs 18 feb 2022

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