The Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education, will be the implementing agency of the FLN mission at the national level. It will also provide funding support to the states and UTs under the Samagra Shiksha scheme. Along the same lines, Assam like every other state has a critical role to play so as to achieve the goal of foundational literacy and numeracy by 2026-27, in mission mode. The following roles and responsibilities would be undertaken by relevant stakeholders:

Role of Institutions

Collaborative efforts at school, district, state and national levels are required

Ensuring effective use of TLMs by teachers and students in

Ensuring cleanliness in school premises and providing nutritious meals to children

Conducting regular school- based assessments for all children in FLN classes

Encouraging teacher groups and peer learning spaces to learn and discuss innovative teaching strategies

Collecting and maintaining the required data in a systematic

Conducting regular PTMs and other events like school melas, workshops etc. for community engagement


The key institutions at the state level such as SmSA and SCERT to ensure that FLN objectives and goals are achieved at state, district and cluster level.

Engaging in planning, designing and implementation of the FLN mission

Playing a key role in executing FLN frameworks

Monitoring of FLN mission by designing IT-based solutions

District / Cluster
Role of DIETs

Designing rigorous capacity building programmes for teachers to handle FLN classes

Ensuring availability of teachers in each school from pre-primary to class 3

Developing a culture of peer learning through exposure visits and sharing of best practices across states

Conducting capacity building activities in mission mode to support teachers in implementing FLN

Role of BEEOs/ BMCs

Ensuring timely distribution of textbooks, uniforms, TLMs, and other resources

Creating awareness drives for parents, SMC members and communities

Role of BRPs / CRCCs

Supporting teachers in adopting new pedagogical practices
for foundational learning

Monitoring schools by visiting them regularly and addressing emerging pedagogical issues and problems related to school development

Role of Parents

The support of parents/guardians will play a valuable role in enabling the child to learn. Following are the ways to involve them

Engaging in SMS, WhatsApp messages sent by school/teacher for home activities

Ensuring that children read varied texts from storybooks, signboards etc. Asking children to "read aloud"

Creating a print-rich environment (word-wall, number chart, multiplication tables) at home for better learning

Downloading DIKSHA app to help children learn at home

Attending PTMs regularly to discuss progress report of children

Borrowing simple story books (from school library) or taking worksheets and read aloud stories (from repositories in school) to improve children's reading skills

Letting children engage in small house work as well as encouraging them to spend time with grandparents, listening to stories and learning from them

How can parents track the progress of their child?

By keeping continuous contact
with the respective

Referring to classwork, workbooks, etc. to understand the child's learning level

Observing whether the child is
able to read from grade level textbooks

Role of Community

"It takes a village to raise a child"

Mothers' Groups, SMCs (School Management Committees) & volunteers in Assam can play a pivotal role in the effective implementation of FLN activities within the community

Monitoring children's attendance
Mobilizing mothers/community to aim for 80% - 100% attendance of their children in school
Creating awareness among parents
Visiting children's homes to talk about the importance of FLN mission and activities that could be conducted to improve home learning environment
Leveraging Saturday Clubs
Conducting FLN workshops like reading/writing melas (competitions), quizzes, elocutions and debates, etc. for children to improve reading and writing skills. Showcasing best highlights or activities from the previous week (e.g., a poem written or a drawing prepared by a class 3 student) thereby keeping momentum of the FLN programme
Community mobilisation
Mobilizing community towards setting up of libraries, improving mid-day meal process and conducting cleanliness drives at schools. Mohalla classes can be organized to support children in reading and Math

Role of SMCs

Involving parents

Involving parents to take an active role in the planning, implementation and monitoring of developmental programmes in schools

School visits

Conducting weekly visits to schools
to check teacher & student attendance

Role of Volunteers

Supporting learning

Teaching local students who have no or limited access to digital resources, especially during difficult times such as the recent pandemic crisis

Ensuring daily connect

Daily messages containing simple learning activities related to FLN can be sent to children via Whatsapp and SMS messages