NIPUN Bharat Mission

NIPUN Bharat Mission


  • On October 25, 2021, a National Steering Committee (NSC) has been formed to implement NIPUN Bharat Mission.

NIPUN Bharat Mission

  • NIPUN stands for “National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy”.
  • This mission was launched by the “Department of School Education and Literacy” in July 2021.
  • Mission was launched with the aim of achieving the goal of universal proficiency in foundational literacy & numeracy in accordance with the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020).
  • NEP 2020 envisages to provide universal proficiency in foundational literacy & numeracy to every child by end of Class 3 by 2026-27.

National Steering Committee (NSC)

  • Government has established the “National Steering Committee” to implement NIPUN Bharat mission.
  • Committee will be chaired by Union Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan. Minister of State for Education, Annapurna Devi will act as the vice-chairperson.

Objective of the committee

  • National Steering Committee has been established with the objective to oversee the progress of “National Mission on Foundational Literacy & Numeracy”.
  • Committee will also provide guidance on policy issues and help in achieving the desired target in 2026-27.
  • It will also review programmatic and financial norms in a bid to ensure that they are synchronised with targets to be achieved.

Function of NSC

  • One of the responsibilities of NSC is to disseminate tools for measuring yearly progress in the form of guidelines.
  • It also seeks to develop assessment methodology to analyse the progress & provide feedback to States & UTs.

Members of NSC

  • Other members of the NSC include- Secretary of School Education & Literacy; Director of NCERT; Secretary of Education, Karnataka; Secretary Education, Uttar Pradesh; Director SCERT Sikkim and Director SCERT Gujarat.
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