State Literacy Mission

State Literacy Mission Authority and its achievements

 

Period:

1995-2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Period:

2004-2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Period:

2009-2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Period:

2014-2016

  1. Literacy and education are intrinsic to human development. So, literacy has always remained as area of importance and priority of the State Government. One of the declared objectives of State Government is to make all illiterate learners literate.
  2. The State Government introduced Total literacy campaign (TLC), Post literacy campaign (PLC), Project for residual illiterates (PRI) and Continuing Education programme (CEP) in true sense during the years from 1995-2003.
  3. Out of targeted 1,64,755 learners 1,32,563 learners came out as successful as a result of proper implementation of the aforesaid programmes under the guidance of Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, an empanelled agency of NLMA, GOI.     

 

  1. The State Government declared a 9-Point programme during the period 2004-2007 including the programme of achieving 100 per cent literacy by way of providing opportunities of pre-primary education to all children in the age group of 3-6, admission of all dropouts in the age group of 6-14 through SSA and education of all persons in the age group of 15-45.
  2. As per Census 2001, literacy rate of the State was 73.20% against National rate 65.38%. Male literacy rate of the State was 81.00% (National rate 75.85%) and female literacy rate of State 64.9% (National rate 54.16%).
  3. As a result of successful implementation of State sponsored 9-Point Programme the State achieved literacy rate of 80.14 percent as on 31st March, 2007 i.e. 6.94 per cent higher than the literacy rate decaled in the Census report 2001.
  4. This time, the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata an empanelled agency of NLMA, GOI was entrusted with the final evaluation of literacy programme.

 

 

  1. In order to achieve 100% literacy, the State Government had launched a time bound Special Adult Literacy Programme (SALP) during 2009-10 to 2013-14 throughout the State.
  2. A special survey was conducted in 2009 under the SALP where total 1,31,634 illiterates had been identified in the age group of 15 and above.
  3. The programme included 8,254 literacy workers / volunteers from Anganwadi centers, Primary Schools and NGOs and 8,152 teaching learning centers were opened.
  4. The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata an empanelled agency of Government of India, was entrusted for final evaluation of the programme in August, 2013.
  5. A total 1,28,681 learners sat for final evaluation throughout the State and 1,26,622 learners became successful.
  6. Consequent upon successful implementation of Special Adult Literacy Programme, the literacy rate of the State reached to 96.82 percent as on 01.01.2014.
  7. It is stated here, as per Census 2011, literacy rate in Tripura reached to 87.22 percent against all India figures of 74.04 percent. The corresponding figure in 2011 for male literacy and female literacy in Tripura was 92.91 percent and 84.76 percent. As such, the gap between male literacy and female literacy in the State stood 7 percent, which is highest reduction between male and female literacy rate in the Country during 2001-2011. This brought the State, Decadal Literacy Award. The then President of India conferred this Award in the ceremonial function of 45th International Literacy Day on September 8, 2011 in New Delhi.

Literacy trend 1971 – 2014

District wise literacy rate in Tripura

 

District

Literacy rate (%)

CENSUS 2011

Literacy rate (%)

SEPTEMBER, 2014

 

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total

West

94.04

88.01

91.07

97.96

95.11

96.54

Sepahijala

89.80

79.49

84.68

97.89

95.66

96.78

Khowai

92.17

83.17

87.78

98.12

96.87

97.50

Gomati

89.94

78.90

84.53

97.89

95.10

96.53

Dhalai

89.96

79.16

84.68

97.91

95.69

96.79

Unakoti

91.31

79.79

85.72

97.25

94.89

96.07

North

90.92

82.79

86.91

98.12

96.87

97.50

South

91.27

84.39

87.90

98.28

95.45

96.87

Tripura

91.53

82.73

87.22

97.93

95.71

96.82

  1. The State Government has launched Equivalency Programme as well as Skill Development Programme under the Continuing Education Programme (CEP) since 1st January, 2014 to make all neo-literates to acquire further learning up to standard III level and also to enhance their earning skills on different trades.
  2. 4,350 teaching-learning centers have been opened in all the Gram Panchayats, Village committees, Blocks, Nagar Panchayat areas of Tripura and 3,056 literacy workers have been engaged to cover 70,425 identified neo-literates.
  3. In all Panchayats, monitoring committees have been formed to encourage as well as to supervise the regular attendance of the learners.
  4. Anganwadi workers, Primary School teachers, Elected PRI Bodies, Educated un-employed Volunteers and persons interested in education have been actively involved.   
  5. 25 Skill Development Training Centers have been opened throughout the State for running thus Skill Development Programme. Meanwhile, total 8,926 neo-literates have been covered under the programme. 
  6. For Equivalency Programme the State Government has constituted a State Equivalency Examination Board (SEEB) for its overall plan, monitoring and evaluation. Under this Board, the Equivalency Examination (Std.III level) was held on July, 2015 throughout the State.
  7. Out of registered 46,674 learners appeared 39,326, of which 7,362 male, 31,964 female, 6,646 Schedule Caste, 24,604 Schedule Tribe, 3,461 Minority and 4,612 belong to others. Out of appeared 39,326 learners passed 32,318, of which 5,538 male and 26,780 female. The percentage of candidates passed is 82.18.
  8. The State Government has been decided to start Equivalence programme Std. V level by February, 2017 covering 23,318 learners along with its existing Equivalence programme Std.III & IV level.

 

Major Achievement:

  1. Achievement

 

  • As per Census 2011, the literacy rate of Tripura stood 87.22 percent and was ranked fifth (5th) amongst all the States/Uts.
  • After successful implementation of the Special Adult Literacy Programme, as on 8th September, 2016 the State literacy percentage is 97.22 percent (Declared by Hon’ble Chief Minister, Tripura).

 

 

  1. Achievement
  • Tripura reduced male and female literacy gap from 19 percent to 7 percent during 2001-2011. (considered highest reduction)
  • Resultantly Government of India awarded Tripura with a Trophy and Certificate on International Literacy Day i.e. 8th September, 2011.
  1. Achievement: Interview with NRI-SAMAY, Los Angeles:

 

  • Dr. K. Rajeswara Rao, Principal Secretary, School Education Department in an interview with the NRI-SAMAY of Los Angeles in 2014 responded to questionnaires on the background of Adult Literacy’s success story, which was broadcasted live for sharing experience of eight Countries.