Making at least one person in every Indian family digitally aware is one of the important visions of “Digital India” campaign by our Prime Minister.
The National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) or Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (DISHA) Scheme has been established to incorporate IT education to over 52.5 Lakh individuals, including ASHA and Anganwadi employees and authorized ration dealers in all UTs/States in India to make unaware citizens IT literate so they can effectively and actively participate in developmental and democratic process for their livelihood.
The 52.5 Lakh individuals, including ASHA and Anganwadi employees as well as ration dealers will get training in two phases under this programme.
In first phase, the scheme will train over 10 Lakh beneficiaries. Over 9 Lakh beneficiaries will gain eligibility for training fee support. And the rest 100,000 beneficiaries will get training from the civil society members and the industry itself.
About Digital Literacy
Digital Literacy is making communities and individuals capable to know and use digital technologies for sensible actions in real life situations.
To make an individual IT literate, so they can easily operate digital devices, such as tablets, mobile devices etc. receive and send emails, and browse the web for information.
From Illiterate to Non-IT
Age Limit – 14 to 60 years
Duration of Course
Minimum 10 days and Max 30 days
Total 20 hours
India’s official languages
For SC/ST/BPL individuals, no training fee required, and for general category, Rs. 125 worth of course fee is applicable.
Where to Learn?
Eligible households can nominate one person in their family. Selected person can easily get them enrolled at the nearest Common Service Center (CSC) or Training Center.
The independent evaluation shall be conducted by a certifying agency, including NIOS, NIELIT, HKCL, IGNOU, and ICTACT etc.