Nav Bharat Literacy Programme

What is the News?

The Minister of State for Education has informed Lok Sabha about the Nav Bharat Literacy Programme.

What is the Nav Bharat(New India) Literacy Programme?

Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Education

Type: Centrally Sponsored Scheme

Aim: To support the States and Union Territories in promoting literacy among non-literates in the age group of 15 and above across the country.

Target: The scheme aims to cover 5 crore non-literates during the implementation period from 2022-23 to 2026-27.

Components: The scheme has five components namely 1) Foundational Literacy and Numeracy, 2) Critical Life Skills 3) Vocational Skills Development, 4) Basic Education and 5) Continuing Education.

Salient Features of the Scheme

– Involvement of school students, pre-service students of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), school teachers, Anganwadi and ASHA workers,

– School to be unit for implementation of the scheme,

– Use of ICT and online implementation of the scheme through ‘Online Teaching Learning and Assessment System’ (OTLAS),

– Providing material and resources through digital modes, viz, TV, radio, cell phone-based free/open-source Apps/portals, etc,

– Assessment tests to be conducted in schools by State/UTs and evaluation of learners by NIOS/SIOS,

– Sample achievement survey and Online Management Information Systems (MIS).

Source: The post is based on an article “Nav Bharat Literacy Programmepublished in PIB on 21st March 2022

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