Most of the developing countries have recognized that economic development is not the only factor of development, but education shapes the destiny of a nation. All these countries are aware that education and human resource development will play a key role in the 21st century. After independence, the adult education programme was included in the Five Year Plans. Recently, specific efforts have been made to include women in the development process. Special attention has been taken to improve their literacy status and also to raise their economic status through the Continuing Education Programme.The continuing education worker has to disseminate the life skills to the neo-literates and others under equivalency programmes, individual interest promotion programmes, quality of life improvement programmes and under life enrichment education programmes of Jan Shikshan Sansthans. He/she requires communication skills, decision making skills, leadership skills, etc., to do justice to his/her functions.