first FLNAT held

  • The Foundational Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Test (FLNAT) under Nav Bharat Saaksharta Karyakram (New India Literacy Programme, NILP ) was held across 10 States and UTs to assess the basic Reading, Writing and Numeracy skills of the neo-literates.
    • A neo-literate is an adult or an adolescent who did not or could not make use of the available educational opportunities on time, and who at a later stage acquired the skills of literacy through formal or non-formal approaches.
  • Non-literates of 15 years and above age group participated in the event so that they can be declared as literates on qualifying.

About NILP

  • It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme approved for implementation during FYs 2022-27.
  • The scheme is in alignment with the recommendations of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
  • The scheme targets all non-literates of age 15 years and above in the country, with more focus on females and educationally backward states.
  • It has five components: FLN; Critical Life Skills; Basic Education; Vocational Skills and Continuing Education.
  • The scheme is to be implemented through volunteer teachers and students of schools and Higher Education Institutions and Teacher Education Institution.
  • Target for FYs 2022-27 is 5 crore learners (1 crore per year) by using “Online Teaching, Learning and Assessment System (OTLAS)” in collaboration with National Informatics Centre, NCERT and NIOS.
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