New India Literacy Programme : Written Reply In The Rajya Sabha
The Minister of State for Education provided information about the New India Literacy Programme (NILP) in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.
- The Government has launched the Centrally Sponsored Scheme “New India Literacy Programme” (NILP) for implementation during five years from the FYs 2022-23 to 2026-27 with financial outlay of Rs.1037.90 crore.
- The scheme aims to cover a target of 5.00 crore non-literates in the age group of 15 years and above.
- The scheme has five components:
- Foundational Literacy and Numeracy
- Critical Life Skills
- Vocational Skills Development
- Basic Education
- Continuing Education
- Door-to-door surveys on a mobile app are conducted by surveyors in the States/UTs to identify beneficiaries.
- Non-literates can also register directly through a mobile app.
- The scheme is mainly based on volunteerism for teaching and learning, and volunteers can register through the mobile app.
- The scheme is implemented predominantly through the online mode and is based on technology.
- The teaching and learning material and resources are available on the DIKSHA platform of NCERT and can be accessed through mobile apps.
- Modes like TV, Radio, Samajik Chetna Kendra, etc. are also used for dissemination of Foundational Literacy and Numeracy.
- All non-literates above 15 years of age are eligible to avail of the benefits of the scheme.