New Delhi: The Government on
Friday said that the National Literacy Mission is being recast, so
that, 80 per cent coverage of the mission is of women, whose
literacy rate at present is at an unacceptable level of 54 per cent.
for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal said this while chairing
the 11th Meeting of the National Literacy Mission Authority (NLMA)
here on Friday.
NLMA members that while the total budgetary support during the last
three plans for the programme was Rs. 2862.95 crore, the outlay for
the 11th plan was at a much higher level of Rs.6000 crore.
that the Mission would be run in active participation with the State
Governments unlike in the past when the mission was run directly
from the centre through the different implementation agencies at the
He also said
that Adult Education Centres would be set up at the Gram Panchayat,
which will be the unit for implementation of the programme.
informed that the Panchayat would work in tandem with the community
to implement the programme.
highlighted that a Curriculum Framework for Adult Literacy will be
developed with adequate reflection of locally relevant issues and
He pointed out
that unlike in the past, each learner will be tagged and tracked for
the learning achievement. Besides an efficient MIS system,
concurrent monitoring systems will be put in place for field
Thirty two of
the forty four members of the NLMA participated in the meeting,
which passed the agenda put before it.
for Rural Development C.P. Joshi, Minister of State for Human
Resource Development D. Purandeswari, Secretary for Department of
School Education and Literacy Anshu Vaish, were among those present
in the meeting. (ANI)