As per the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, the highest priority for the school education system is to achieve universal acquisition of foundational literacy and numeracy skills at primary level by 2025. Foundational learning is the basis of all future learning for a child. Not achieving basic foundational skills of being able to read with comprehension, writing and doing basic mathematics operations, leaves the child unprepared for the complexities of the curriculum beyond grade III. So far, following major initiatives have been taken under NIPUN Bharat Mission-

  1. Constitution of National Steering Committee for the implementation of NIPUN Bharat Mission
  2. Development of Vidya Pravesh Guidelines and Module for Grade I
  3. Launch of NISHTHA-FLN for teachers and school heads of preschool to Grade V
  4. Launch of NISHTHA ECCE for-master trainers/ resource persons for training of preschool teachers/Anganwadi workers
  5. Conduct of Foundational Learning Study (FLS)
  6. Creation of DIKSHA FLN portal for availability of FLN resources
  7. Conduct of 100 Days Reading Campaign
  8. Development of Guidelines for Parent Participation in Home-based Learning during School Closure and Beyond
  9. Dvelopment of Guidelines for Community Engagement in Foundational Learning; Training of Academic Task Force (ATF) and District Task Force Members (DTFs)
  10. National Conference on Initiatives in Foundational Learning: Voices from the Ground to exchange best practices, share status and understand challenges
  11. Continuous tracking and monitoring (monthly, quarterly, annually) of the mission implementation in all the states and UTs.

Tracking the progress of NIPUN Bharat Mission is being done through 22 Indicators which includes both academic and administrative indicators. Academic indicators include development of teaching learning material for teachers and children, implementation of Vidya Pravesh, NISHTHA FLN training of teachers, training of Academic Task Force (ATF) members, etc. Administrative indicators include setting up of state and district steering committees and Project Management Units (PMUs), designation of State Mission Directors, etc.

  1. Vidya Pravesh program me has been implemented in 33 States/UTs namely; Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal.
  2. NISHTHA FLN training has been undertaken by the teachers of 33 States and UTs namely; Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Sikkim, Rajasthan, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand.
  3. Resources for teachers on FLN have been developed by 27 States/UTs namely; Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand ,West Bengal.
  4. Resources for children on FLN have been developed by 28 States/UTs namely; Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal.
  5. Academic Task Forces have been formed by 35 States and UTs namely; Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Sikkim, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal.
  6. A 12 days national level training programme for all ATF members has been conducted by the Ministry of Education. State Steering Committee has been set-up in 36 States and UTs, State Mission Director has been designated in 35 states/UTs, 30 States/UTs have set-up their State Project Management Unit (SPMU).

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