The Ministry of Education conducted the Foundational Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Test (FLNAT) as part of the ULLAS – Nav Bharat Saksharta Karyakram across 23 states. 

Key Highlights of FLNAT

  • The FLNAT was held on 17 March 2024 in all districts of each participating State/UT, with the District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs) and Government/aided schools serving as test centres. 
  • It was held under the Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSEL), Ministry of Education, Government of India. 
  • The assessment test comprises three subjects – Reading, Writing, and Numeracy.
  • This test is developed to evaluate the foundational literacy and numeracy skills of registered non-literate learners.
  • The test was conducted in the regional language of the learners, in line with NEP 2020’s focus on promoting multilingualism and using the mother tongue as the medium of instruction. 

About DIET 

Based on the recommendations of the National Policy of Education (NPE, 1986), the District Institute of Educational Training (DIET) were established across the country to impart training to all concerned officials and it is the only institute of its nature at the district level. 

Nav Bharat Saksharta Karyakram (ULLAS)

  • Under the National Education Policy 2020, the Government of India launched a centrally sponsored scheme called the New India Literacy Program (Nav Bharat Saksharta Karyakram), popularly known as ULLAS (Understanding of Lifelong Learning for All in Society). 
  • This scheme is launched for a period of five years, from 2022- 2027.
  • The objective of the scheme is to impart basic education, digital and financial literacy and critical life skills to citizens aged 15 and above who have not had the opportunity to educate themselves and to enable them to contribute to the growth of the country. 
  • The learners are encouraged to access the content in regional languages on Education for All on the DIKSHA Portal as well as through the ULLAS mobile app.

Scheme emphasis on the vision of ‘Viksit Bharat’ and ‘Jan Jan Saakshar Bharat’.

  • Viksit Bharat envisions transforming India into a developed nation by 2047. 

DIKSHA Portal (Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing) 

  • It was launched in 2017, as a national platform for school education, under National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT). 
  • Its vision is to transform the way education by leveraging technology and innovation.

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