Recently, Government of India has announced a New India Literacy Programme for the year 2022-23 to 2026-27.


About New India Literacy Programme

  • Objectives — It aims to support the States and Union Territories in promoting literacy among non-literates in the age group of 15 and above.
  • Components — (i) Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (ii) Critical Life Skills, (iii) Vocational Skills Development, (iv) Basic Education and (v) Continuing Education.
  • Coverage — The programme aims to cover a target of five crore learners during the five years under Foundational Literacy and Numeracy component.
  • Funding –
      • The Central and State shares are in the ratio of 60:40 for all States. 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
      • For all other UTs without legislature the Central share is 100%.