Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA)
The Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA) benefits about six crore households, making them digitally literate. With PMGDISHA, most rural households would benefit and enhance their livelihood. This scheme helps the Digitally illiterate people to actively learn IT skills, which will help them participate in the democratic and developmental process. This initiative is part of the Digital India programme which aims to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.
The scheme applies only to the rural areas of the country. The eligibility for a household is that none of the members of the household is digital literates. The household comprises the head of the family, spouse, children and parents.
The eligible age group for the scheme would be from 14 years to 60 years old people. The beneficiary under this scheme should be digitally illiterate. Only one person from a household would be considered for training under the scheme.
Priority would be given to college dropouts, non-smartphone users, antyodaya households and the participants of the adult literacy mission. School students from classes 9th to 12th who are digitally illiterate, are provided with the facility, but IT training is not available in the schools.
Preferences would be given to SC/ST, BPL, women, differently able people, and other minorities. The scheme portal would make available the identification of beneficiaries that shall be carried out by Common Service Centres CSC- SPV through collaborations with e-Governance Society in each district, block development officers, and gram panchayats.
The scheme will be under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Electronics and IT with designated agencies in the States and Union Territories, which includes the State Implementing Agency, District e-Governance Society (DeGS) etc.
The training period is a minimum of 10 days and a maximum of 30 days during which the course has to be completed. The duration of the training is 20 hours, that has to be completed within the training period.
Outcomes of the Training
Effective communication through technology.
The basics of digital devices, including the terminology, navigation and functionality, will be understood.
The digital devices are used effectively to create, manage, access, and store information.
Effective usage of the Internet to browse in a responsible manner.
Learning the usage and carrying out cashless transactions.
Usage of digital locker uses online citizen-centric services.
Using digital technology in everyday life, at work and in social life and appreciating its role.
Tags: PMGDISHA | Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan | Free Computer Education | CSC | Common Service Centre |