Overview

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A new centrally sponsored scheme on Education for All (erstwhile known as Adult Education), "New India Literacy Programme (NILP)", has been approved by the Government of India with a financial outlay of Rs.1037.90 crore for implementation during FYs 2022-23 to 2026-27, in alignment with the recommendations of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The scheme is targeted at all non-literates of age 15 years and above. The scheme has five components, namely;

  • Foundational Literacy and Numeracy,
  • Critical Life Skills (which include, financial literacy, digital literacy, legal literacy, healthcare and awareness, childcare and education, family welfare, etc.),
  • Basic Education (includes preparatory (classes 3 - 5), middle (classes 6- 8), and secondary stage (classes 9-12) equivalency),
  • Vocational Skills (Skill development will be a part of the continuous learning process for neo-literates to obtain local employment),
  • Continuing Education (This includes engaging holistic adult education courses in arts, sciences, technology, culture, sports, recreation, as well as other topics of interest or use to local learners).

The scheme is to be implemented through volunteerism. The learners will be encouraged to access the content in local languages in online mode through DIKSHA platform in NCERT. Government/Aided schools registered under UDISE are the units of implementation of the scheme which are run by the State/UT Governments.

For more details, click here: https://nilp.education.gov.in