The goals of the National Literacy Mission is to attain full literacy, i.e., a sustainable threshold level of 75 percent by 2007.The mission seeks to achieve this goal by imparting functional literacy to non-literates in the 15-35 age group. This age group has been the focus of attention because they are in the productive and reproductive period of life. The total literacy campaign offers them a seconds chance, in case they missed the opportunity or were denied access to mainstream formal education
|has been enlarged to include
people in the age group 9 to 14 years, in areas not
covered by the non-formal education programme, to ensure
that the benefits of TLCs are made available to out-of-school children as well.
Special care is taken to bring disadvantaged groups like women, scheduled castes and tribes and backward classes into the programme. The basic objective is to create a generation which will ensure that their children are educated, to realize the dream of Education For All.
In quantitative terms, the Mission seeks to impart functional literacy to all non-literate
persons in 15-35 age group.
GOALS FOR XI th PLAN: