The Forum of Free Enterprise is a non-political organization founded in 1956 by A. D. Shroff, and has been established to educate public opinion in India on free enterprise and a democratic way of life. The Forum publishes booklets to further its objects. The following booklet titled Free but Fettered- the illerate citizen is authored by Dr. C.D. Deshmukh and published in 1970. The author talks about the importance given to increasing literacy of the country in the initial period by introducing social education. He explores how increasing literacy was included in the Five year plans. While the Third Five Year Plan envisaged to create a large-scale programme of adult literacy by including Panchayat Samitis, village Panchayats, and voluntary workers, the next plan focussed on farmer’s education. He further elaborates the recommendations of Asian Model of Educational Development by UNESCO on aspects like functional literacy, adult education, etc. He defines illiteracy, two-fold strategy of combating illiteracy, and elucidates what should be included in the literacy programme. He discusses about a Planning group on Education, Grama Shiksha Mohim of Maharashtra, and recommendations of International Conference on Human Rights (1968).