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What is the News?
The Government of India has set up a National Steering Committee (NSC) for the implementation of NIPUN Bharat Mission.
What is NIPUN Bharat Mission?
Launched by: Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education
Full Form: National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy, (NIPUN) Bharat Mission.
Aim: To achieve the goal of universal proficiency in foundational literacy and numeracy for every child by grade 3, as envisaged by National Education Policy 2020.
About the National Steering Committee (NSC) for NIPUN Bharat Mission
The National Steering Committee(NSC) has been constituted under the chairmanship of the Union Education Minister.
Responsibilities of NSC: The following are the roles and responsibilities of the NSC:
-To oversee the progress of the National Mission on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy and provide guidance on policy issues.
-To arrive at the target to be achieved nationally in 2026-27.
-To disseminate tools for the measurement of yearly progress in the form of guidelines.
-To prepare and approve a National Action Plan
-To review programmatic and financial norms periodically to ensure they are synchronised with targets to be achieved.
-To develop the methodology of assessment to analyse the progress and provide feedback to States/UTs.
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Source: This post is based on the article “Government sets up National Steering Committee for implementation of the NIPUN Bharat Mission” published in PIB on 25th October 2021.