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New India Literacy Programme (NILP)

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  • March 22, 2022
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New India Literacy Programme (NILP)

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-II: Government schemes and policies related to Education

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 covering 5 crore non-literates 

Components:

  1. Foundational Literacy and Numeracy
  2. Critical Life Skills
  3. Vocational Skills Development
  4. Basic Education
  5. Continuing Education

The salient features of the NILP are

  • Involvement of school students, pre-service students of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), school teachers, Anganwadi and ASHA workers, NYKS, NSS, NCC volunteers
  • 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)
  • 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; assessment on demand through OTLAS and generation of e-certificates
  • Sample achievement survey
  • Online MIS

News Source: PIB

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