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education. Government accords the highest priority, to education-both as a human right and as the means for bringing about a transformation towards a more humane and enlightened society. There is need to make education an effective instrument for securing a status of equality for women, and persons belonging to the backward classes and minorities. Moreover, it is essential to give a work and employment orientation to education

POST POLICY IMPLEMENTATION

7-3-0 In pursuances of the Policy, a National Literacy Mission was established in 1988. In quantitative terms, the Mission seeks to impart functional literacy to 80 million illiterate persons in 15-35 age group: 80 million by 1990 and an additional 50 million by 1995. The emphasis of the Mission is not on mere numbers but on attainment of certain pre - determined norms and parameters of literacy, numeracy, functionality and awareness. Under this programme 2,84,000 centres are functioning in the country with an estimated involvement of 84 lakh adult learners (about 35 lakh men and 49 lakh women). Six lakh literacy kits have been delivered to students, volunteers. Over 30,000 Jan Shikshan Nilayams have been sanctioned to . provide post - Literacy programmes. Over 800 voluntary Agencies have also been involved in the process. A Mass Campaign under NLM was launched by the then Prime Minister in May, 1988. Similar campaigns were launched by 24 States and UTs on the same date and after. The Director General. NLM in his presentation before the . NPERC stated that the Programme has suffered due to shortage of funds. As