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NATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE (NSC) FOR NIPUN BHARAT MISSION

NATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE (NSC) FOR NIPUN BHARAT MISSION

Context:

Recently, the Department of School Education and Literacy has set up a National Steering Committee (NSC) for the implementation of the NIPUN Bharat Mission.

Chairperson of the Committee:

  • Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, the Union Education Minister, will be the Chairperson of the NSC and Minister of State for Education, Smt. Annpurna Devi will be the Vice-Chairperson.

Other members of the NSC include:

  • Secretary of School Education & Literacy; Director of NCERT; Secretary of Education, Karnataka; Secretary Education, Uttar Pradesh; Director SCERT Sikkim and Director SCERT Gujarat.

About the Committee:

  • NSC will disseminate tools for measuring yearly progress in the form of guidelines.
  • It also aims to develop an assessment methodology to analyse the progress & provide feedback to States & UTs.
  • It will also review programmatic and financial norms periodically to ensure they are synchronised with targets to be achieved.

About NIPUN Bharat Mission:

  • NIPUN stands for “National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy”.
  • It was launched by the “Department of School Education and Literacy” in July 2021.
  • It was launched with the aim of achieving the goal of universal proficiency in foundational literacy & numeracy in accordance with the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020).

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