MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(Department of School Education and Literacy)
(AE BUREAU)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 21st February, 2017

S.O. 712(E).—Whereas, the use of Aadhaar as identity document for delivery of services or benefits or subsidies simplifies the Government delivery processes, brings in transparency and efficiency, and enables beneficiaries to get their entitlements directly in a convenient and seamless manner and Aadhaar obviates the need for producing multiple documents to prove one’s identity;

And whereas, the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development in the Government of India is implementing the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Adult Education and Skill Development commonly known as Saakshar Bharat (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Scheme’) which involves expenditure incurred partly from the Consolidated Fund of India and partly from the fund of the concerned State Government. Presently the sharing of funds between the Government of India and the State Governments is in the ratio of 60 : 40 for all States except North-eastern Region States and three Himalayan States (Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand). The funding pattern for North-eastern Region States and Himalayan States is in the ratio of 90:10 between the Government of India and the said States. For Union Territories, the Scheme is funded hundred per cent by the Central Government and the Scheme is implemented through State Literacy Mission Authorities of the concerned States with the help of their District and Sub-district level agencies and committees;

And whereas, the Scheme provides opportunities of Basic Literacy and numeracy for adult non-literates in the age group of 15 years and above and Basic education opportunities through Equivalency Programme for class-III, V and VIII to neo-literates and school dropouts and lifelong education opportunities through Continuing Education Programme (hereinafter referred to as ‘Individual beneficiaries’);

And whereas, the Basic literacy and numeracy programme is being imparted through Volunteer teachers and the Teaching Learning Materials in the form of Literacy Primers to be used for imparting literacy skills are specifically developed and printed by the concerned State Literacy Mission Authorities. The Adult Literacy Primers are usually not available in the open market and are provided free of cost to the beneficiaries by the State Literacy Mission Authorities. No monetary incentive is provisioned under the scheme for Voluntary teachers;

And whereas, the Teaching Learning Materials for Basic Education through Equivalency Programme of the Scheme are specifically developed for adult learners and printed by National Institute of Open Schooling or State Open Schools and are provided free of cost to the individual beneficiaries by the State literacy Mission Authorities. These Teaching Learning Materials are generally not available in the open market. There is a provision for honorarium to the teachers or instructors involved in imparting teaching activities for Basic Education Programme;

And whereas, the lifelong education opportunities under the Scheme are being provided through Adult Education Centres set up at Gram Panchayat levels in the eligible districts of the Scheme. These Centres are basically responsible for providing continuing education facilities through library services. These Adult Education Centres are being managed by two Preraks (Village Level Coordinators), who are paid monthly honorarium as per the norms of the Scheme;

And whereas, the Scheme allows State Literacy Mission Authorities to hire the services of teachers or instructors on honorarium basis and services of Preraks, and State, District, Block level Coordinators on contractual basis with monthly honorarium (hereinafter referred to as ‘Recipient beneficiaries’);

And whereas, the aforesaid benefits in the form of honorarium, teaching and learning materials under the Scheme involves recurring expenditure from the Consolidated Fund of India;

Now, therefore, in pursuance of the provisions of Section 7 of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 (18 of 2016) (hereinafter referred to as ‘the said Act’), the Central Government hereby notifies the following, namely:–

1. Individual beneficiaries or Recipient beneficiaries desirous of availing the benefits under the scheme are hereby required to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or undergo Aadhaar authentication.

2. Any Individual beneficiary or Recipient beneficiary desirous of availing the benefits under the Scheme, who does not possess the Aadhaar number or, has not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, shall have to apply for Aadhaar enrollment by 3.2018, provided he or she is entitled to obtain Aadhaar as per the provisions of section 3 of the said Act and such individuals may visit any Aadhaar enrolment centre (list available at UIDAI website www.uidai.gov.in) for Aadhaar enrolment.

3. As per Regulation 12 of the Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016, the concerned local authorities or Department in charge of implementation of the Scheme in the State Government or Union Territory administration which requires an Individual beneficiary or Recipient beneficiary to furnish Aadhaar shall offer Aadhaar enrolment facilities for the Individual beneficiaries or Recipient beneficiaries who are not yet enrolled for Aadhaar and in case there is no Aadhaar enrolment centre located in the respective Block or Taluka or Tehsil, the local authorities or Department in charge of implementation of the Scheme in the State Government or Union Territory Administration is required to provide Aadhaar enrolment facilities at convenient locations in coordination with the existing Registrars of UIDAI or by itself becoming UIDAI Registrar:

Provided that till the time Aadhaar is assigned to the Individual beneficiaries or Recipient beneficiaries, benefits under the Scheme shall be given to such Individual beneficiaries or Recipient beneficiaries subject to the production of the following identification documents, namely:–

(a) (i) If she or he has enrolled, her or his Aadhaar Enrolment ID slip; or

(ii) A copy of her or his request made for Aadhaar enrolment, as specified in sub-paragraph (b) of paragraph 5 below; and

(b) (i) Bank passbook with photograph; or (ii) Voter identity card ; or (iii) Ration Card, or (iii) Permanent Account Number (PAN) Card ; or (iv) Passport; or (v) Driving licence issued by the Licencing Authority under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988); or (vi) Certificate of identity having photo of such person issued by a Gazetted Officer on an official letter head; or (vii) Kisan Photo passbook; or (viii) any other documents specified by the concerned State Government or Territory Administration;

Provided further that the above documents shall be checked by an officer designated by the local authorities or concerned Department in charge of implementation of the Scheme in the State Government or Union Territory administration for that purpose.

4. In order to provide convenient and hassle free benefits under the Scheme to the beneficiaries, the concerned Department in charge of implementation of the Scheme in the State Government or Union Territory administration shall make all the required arrangements including the following, namely:—

(a) Wide publicity through media and individual notices through the State Literacy Mission Authority and their district and sub-district level agencies or committees, etc., shall be given to the beneficiaries to make them aware of the requirement of Aadhaar under the Scheme and they may be advised to get themselves enrolled at the nearest Aadhaar enrolment centres available in their areas by 3.2018, in case they are not already enrolled.

(b) In case, the said beneficiaries of the Scheme are not able to enroll for Aadhaar due to non-availability of enrolment centres in the vicinity such as in the Block or Taluka or Tehsil, the concerned Department in charge of implementation of the Scheme through State Literacy Mission Authorities and their District and sub-district level agencies or committees, etc., is required to create Aadhaar enrolment facilities at convenient locations, and the beneficiaries may also be requested to register their request for Aadhaar enrolment by giving their name, address, mobile number and other necessary details, with the concerned State Literacy Mission Authority and their district and sub-district level agencies or committees or through the web portal provided for the purpose.

5. This notification shall come into effect from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette, in all States and Union Territories except the States of Assam, Meghalaya and Jammu and Kashmir.

[F. No. 8-53/2016-AE-2]

AJAY TIRKEY, Jt. Secy.

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 21st February, 2017

S.O. 713(E).—Whereas, the use of Aadhaar as identity document for delivery of services or benefits or subsidies simplifies the Government delivery processes, brings in transparency and efficiency, and enables beneficiaries to get their entitlements directly in a convenient and seamless manner and Aadhaar obviates the need for producing multiple documents to prove one’s identity;

And whereas, the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development in the Government of India (hereinafter referred to as `the Department’) is implementing the Central Sector Scheme of Support to NGOs/Institutions/SRCs for Adult Education and Skill Development (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Scheme’) by providing support to implementation agencies across Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), Institutions and State Resource Centres (hereinafter referred to as ‘SRCs’) which involves hundred per cent expenditure incurred from the Consolidated Fund of India;

And whereas, the Scheme provides extension of technical and academic resource support to Saakshar Bharat and Adult Education programme through State Resource Centres and also provides skill training opportunities to adult non-literates or neo-literates and other targeted beneficiaries having rudimentary level of education through Jan Shikshan Sansthans. These State Resource Centres and Jan Shikshan Sansthans are functioning under the aegis of Registered Voluntary Agencies or Universities and are getting grants-in-aid under the Scheme on year to year basis;

And whereas, the State Resource Centres extend technical and academic resource support through preparation of teaching learning and training materials for the Adult Education programme; training of literacy functionaries; action research; innovative projects to identify future needs of the Adult Education programme and any other function incidental to accomplishment of the overall objectives of the National Literacy Mission Authority or specifically assigned by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India;

And whereas, the State Resource Centres engage the services of core contractual staff for undertaking the assigned services on monthly emolument basis and also hire the services of Resource Persons or Instructors on honorarium basis for development of Teaching, Learning, Training and other materials for Basic Literacy and Adult Education programmes. The services of State Resource Centres are provided to the Adult Education programme and there are no direct beneficiaries of State Resource Centres’ interventions;

And whereas, the Jan Shikshan Sansthans are district level institutions providing vocational training to non-literates and neo-literates as well as school dropouts in identified skills and they engage the services of core contractual staff for managing the vocational training services on monthly emolument basis. They also hire the services of Instructors or Resource Persons on honorarium basis for actual training in different vocations and the Jan Shikshan Sansthans are also arranging to provide requisite infrastructure and minimum training material for demonstration to the beneficiaries;

And whereas, the Scheme provides opportunities for extending benefits of Vocational Training programmes to non-literates, neo-literates and school dropouts in the form of teaching, learning materials, demonstration and training facilities (herein after referred to as ‘Individual beneficiaries’);

And whereas, the Scheme allows State Resource Centres and Jan Shikshan Sansthans to hire services of contractual staff for undertaking the assigned services on monthly emolument basis and services of teachers or instructors on honorarium basis as and when required (hereinafter referred to as ‘Recipient beneficiaries’);

Now, therefore, in pursuance of the provisions of section 7 of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 (18 of 2016) (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Act’), the Central Government hereby notifies the following, namely:—

(1) Individual beneficiaries or Recipient beneficiaries desirous of availing the benefits under the Scheme for Adult Education and Skill Development are hereby required to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or undergo Aadhaar authentication.

(2) Any Individual beneficiary or Recipient beneficiary desirous of availing the benefits under the Scheme for Adult Education and Skill Development, who does not possess the Aadhaar number or has not yet enrolled for Aadhaar shall have to make application for Aadhaar enrollment by 3.2017 provided he or she is entitled to obtain Aadhaar as per the provisions of Section 3 of the Act and such individuals may visit any Aadhaar enrolment centre (list available at UIDAI website www.uidai.gov.in) to get enrollment for Aadhaar.

(3) As per Regulation 12 of the Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016, the concerned Department through its implementation agencies which requires an Individual beneficiary or Recipient beneficiary to furnish Aadhaar, is required to offer enrolment facilities for the beneficiaries who are not yet enrolled for Aadhaar and in case there is no Aadhaar enrolment centre located in the respective Block or Taluka or Tehsil, the concerned Department through its implementation agencies is required to provide enrolment facilities at convenient locations in coordination with the existing Registrars of UIDAI or by Department itself becoming UIDAI Registrar:

Provided that till the time Aadhaar is assigned to the Individual beneficiaries or Recipient beneficiaries, benefits under the said Scheme shall be given to such Individual beneficiaries or Recipient beneficiaries subject to the production of the following identification documents, namely:-

(a) (i) If she or he has enrolled, her/his Aadhaar Enrolment ID slip; or

(ii) A copy of her or his request made for Aadhaar enrolment, as specified in sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 4 below; and

(b) (i) Bank passbook with photograph; or (ii) Voter identity card; or (iii) Ration Card; or (iii) Permanent Account Number (PAN) Card; or (iv) Passport; or (v) Driving licence issued by the Licencing Authority under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988); or (vi) Certificate of identity having photo of such person issued by a Gazetted Officer on an official letter head; or (vii) Kisan Photo passbook; or (viii) any other documents specified by the concerned State Literacy Mission Authorities and their agencies or committees;

Provided further that the above documents shall be checked by an officer designated by the
Department for that purpose.

(4) In order to provide convenient and hassle free benefits to the Individual beneficiaries or Recipient beneficiaries, the Department through its implementation agencies shall make all the required arrangements including the following, namely:-

(a) Wide publicity through media and individual notices shall be given to Individuals beneficiaries or Recipient beneficiaries under the Scheme for Adult Education and Skill Development to make them aware of the requirement of Aadhaar under the Scheme and they may be advised to get themselves enrolled at the nearest Aadhaar enrolment centre available in their areas by 3.2017 in case they are not already enrolled.

(b)In case, the said beneficiaries of the Scheme are not able to enroll due to non-availability of enrolment centres in the vicinity such as in the Block or Tehsil or Taluka, the concerned Department through its implementation agencies is required to create Aadhaar enrolment facilities at convenient locations and the Individual beneficiaries or Recipient beneficiaries under the Scheme for Adult Education and Skill Development may also be requested to register their request for Aadhaar enrolment by giving their name, address, mobile number and other necessary details with their concerned implementation agency or through the web portal provided for the purpose.

(5) This notification shall come into effect from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette in all the States and Union Territories except the States of Assam, Meghalaya and Jammu and Kashmir.

[F. No. 8-53/2016-AE-2]

AJAY TIRKEY, Jt. Secy.

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