Ministry of Education

New India Literacy Programme

Posted On: 12 DEC 2022 4:23PM by PIB Delhi

Government has announced a Centrally Sponsored Scheme namely, “New India Literacy Programme” (NILP) for implementation during five years from 2022-23 to 2026-27. The programme aims to cover a target of 5.00 crore learners during the five years under Foundational Literacy and Numeracy component. The programme has five objectives: (i) Foundational Literacy and Numeracy, (ii) Critical Life Skills, (iii) Vocational Skills Development, (iv) Basic Education and (v) Continuing Education.

The major challenge faced by the Government while implementing the NILP presently is the opening and mapping of all Bank Accounts of Single Nodal Agencies (SNAs) and Implementing Agencies (IAs) in all States with Public Financial Management System (PFMS). This is a pre-requisite for release of funds as per revised procedure guidelines of Ministry of Finance. The challenge exists because this is the first year of implementation.         

The total financial outlay of NILP for five years (FYs 2022-23 to 2026-27) is Rs.1037.90 crore, out of which Rs.700 crore is Central share and Rs.337.90 crore is State share. The Central and State shares are in the ratio of 60:40 for all States other than North Eastern Region (NER) and Himalayan States where the sharing pattern between the Centre and the State is in the ratio of 90:10. For UTs with legislature the ratio is 60:40, except in the UT of Jammu & Kashmir where the ratio is 90:10, and for all other UTs without legislature the Central share is 100%.The fund flow is through PFMS and State treasuries.

Various steps are being taken by the Government for effective implementation of the programme in the country and encouraging users to join the programme including Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The first step is to identify the beneficiaries and Volunteer Teachers. Survey of beneficiaries and Volunteer Teachers (VTs) are being conducted by States/UTs using schools as the base. The volunteer teachers are trained to carry out the learning modules in online mode. Various workshops are being conducted by States/UTs. At national level, the content is driven by the Cell for National Centre for Literacy (CNCL) at National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). The teaching and learning material is available on DIKSHA portal developed by NCERT. The sample assessment modules have also been made available on DIKSHA.

All States/UTs have been sensitized through communication dated 11th March, 2022 alongwith a roadmap for implementation of the programme for conducting, among others, environment building activities by the involvement and use of social media platforms including Print/Electronic/Folk Media and Interpersonal Media to reach across the country including all rural areas and to create an atmosphere so as to motivate and spur potential literacy volunteers and learners and also to adopt multiple strategies, keeping in view the local conditions, with active participation of community leaders, PRI functionaries, Mahila Mandals, Civil Society Organisation and educational institutions.

As the NILP has commenced from the current financial year 2022-23, therefore, the funds allocated/utilized for the said programme during the last three years are not applicable. However, the funds allocated to States/UTs for the NILP during the current year (2022-23) is furnished at Annexure - I.

 

Annexure-I

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (f) OF THE LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 712 FOR 12.12.2022 ASKED BY SHRI SUNIL DATTATRAY TATKARE, DR. AMOL RAMSING KOLHE, SHRIMATI SUPRIYA SULE, DR. SUBHASH RAMRAO BHAMRE, SHRI KULDEEP RAI SHARMA, HONOURABLE MPs REGARDING “NEW INDIA LITERACY PROGRAMME”.

The funds allocated to States/UTs for New India Literacy Programme during the current year (2022-23):

 

S.No.

Name of State/UT

(Amount in Rupees)

Total

Central Share

State Share

1

2

3

4

5

1

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

52,72,423

52,72,423

0

2

Andhra Pradesh

8,54,47,700

5,12,68,620

3,41,79,080

3

Arunachal Pradesh

95,87,188

86,28,469

9,58,719

4

Assam

13,64,31,360

12,27,88,224

1,36,43,136

5

Bihar

18,95,97,200

11,37,58,320

7,58,38,880

6

Chandigarh

82,18,366

82,18,366

0

7

Chhattisgarh

3,98,20,300

2,38,92,180

1,59,28,120

8

Dadra & Nagar Haveli And Daman & Diu

69,09,058

69,09,058

0

9

Goa

45,08,660

27,05,196

18,03,464

10

Gujarat

8,44,55,800

5,06,73,480

3,37,82,320

11

Haryana

3,78,36,500

2,27,01,900

1,51,34,600

12

Himachal Pradesh

2,07,75,820

1,86,98,238

20,77,582

13

Jammu & Kashmir

4,97,39,300

4,47,65,370

49,73,930

14

Jharkhand

5,96,58,300

3,57,94,980

2,38,63,320

15

Karnataka

9,87,39,160

5,92,43,496

3,94,95,664

16

Kerala

1,99,82,300

1,19,89,380

79,92,920

17

Ladakh

1,50,22,800

1,50,22,800

0

18

Lakshadweep

33,18,380

33,18,380

0

19

Madhya Pradesh

10,92,53,300

6,55,51,980

4,37,01,320

20

Maharashtra

12,61,15,600

7,56,69,360

5,04,46,240

21

Manipur

1,22,05,804

1,09,85,224

12,20,580

22

Meghalaya

1,32,37,380

1,19,13,642

13,23,738

23

Mizoram

43,69,794

39,32,815

4,36,979

24

Nagaland

1,21,46,290

1,09,31,661

12,14,629

25

NCT of Delhi

1,62,13,080

97,27,848

64,85,232

26

Odisha

7,15,61,100

4,29,36,660

2,86,24,440

27

Puducherry

41,11,900

24,67,140

16,44,760

28

Punjab

4,27,96,000

2,56,77,600

1,71,18,400

29

Rajasthan

11,22,29,000

6,73,37,400

4,48,91,600

30

Sikkim

55,99,750

50,39,775

5,59,975

31

Tamil Nadu

9,83,42,400

5,90,05,440

3,93,36,960

32

Telangana

8,54,47,700

5,12,68,620

3,41,79,080

33

Tripura

1,60,14,700

1,44,13,230

16,01,470

34

Uttar Pradesh

34,03,66,000

20,42,19,600

13,61,46,400

35

Uttarakhand

3,00,99,680

2,70,89,712

30,09,968

36

West Bengal

11,42,12,800

6,85,27,680

4,56,85,120

 

Total

208,96,42,893

136,23,44,266

72,72,98,627

 

The information was given by the Minister of State for Education, Smt. Annpurna Devi in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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MJPS



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