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  • 30 November, 2021

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NIPUN Bharat

NIPUN Bharat

  • NIPUN stands for National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy (NIPUN Bharat)
  • The vision of NIPUN Bharat Mission is to create an enabling environment to ensure the universal acquisition of foundational literacy and numeracy, so that every child achieves the desired learning competencies in reading, writing and numeracy by the end of Grade 3, by 2026-27.
  • NIPUN Bharat will be implemented by the Department of School Education and Literacy and a five-tier implementation mechanism will be set up at the National- State- District- Block- School level in all States and UTs, under the aegis of the centrally sponsored scheme of Samagra Shiksha.

  • The launch of NIPUN Bharat marks an important step undertaken by the Department of School Education and Literacy, among a series of measures taken for implementation of the National Education Policy 2020.

Samagra Shiksha Abhiyaan (Flagship Scheme), 2019

  1. Ministry of Education. SDG 4.
  2. Objectives: Quality education, Learning outcomes, Bridging gaps, Inclusion, Equity, Minimum standards, Vocationalization, support Sttes for RTE Act, 2009 and upgrade State CERTs.
  3. Funding: It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with 60:40 for States and 90:10 for NE and the Himalayan States.
  4. Salient Features:

    1. Treat school education holistically as a continuum from Preschool to Class 12.
    2. Inclusion of senior secondary levels and pre-school levels in support of School education for the first time.
    3. Single and unified administrative structure leading to harmonized implementation.
    4. Focus on strengthening Teacher Education Institutions like SCERTs and DIETs.
    5. SCERT to be the nodal institution for in-service and pre-service teacher training – will make training dynamic and need-based.
    6. Library grant for 1 million schools.
    7. The main emphasis of the Scheme is on improving the quality of school education by focussing on the 2 T’s – Teacher and Technology.

Source: PIB

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