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New India Literacy Programme

Focus: GS II: Education

Why in news? 

  • Government has launched a new Centrally Sponsored Scheme namely, “New India Literacy Programme” (NILP) for implementation during five years from the FYs 2022-23 to 2026-27.
  • The financial outlay for the programme is Rs.1037.90 crore out of which Rs.700.00 crore is Central share and Rs.337.90 crore is State share.
  • Aim: 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 and
  • Continuing Education.
  • Identification of Beneficiaries:
    • The beneficiaries under the scheme are identified through door to door survey on Mobile App by the surveyors in the States/UTs.
    • The non-literate can also avail the benefit of the scheme through direct registration from any place through mobile app.
    • The scheme is mainly based on volunteerism for teaching and learning.
    • Volunteers can also register through mobile app for this purpose.
  • Mode of learning
    • The scheme is based on technology and implemented predominantly through online mode.
    • The teaching learning material and resources have been made available on DIKSHA platform of NCERT and can be accessed through the mobile-apps.

February 2024