Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyaan(PMGDISHA)
Making one person
in every family digitally literate is one of the integral components of
the Prime Minister's vision of "Digital India".
Pradhan Mantri Gramin
Digital Saksharta Abhiyaan is the scheme to make six crore persons in
rural areas, across States/UTs, digitally literate, reaching to around
40% of rural households by covering one member from every eligible household
by 31st March, 2019.
The Scheme would
empower the citizens in rural areas by training them to operate computer
or digital access devices (like tablets, smart phones etc.), send and
receive e-mails, browse Internet, access Government services, search for
information, undertake digital payment etc. and hence enable them to use
the Information Technology and related applications especially Digital
Payments to actively participate in the process of nation building. The
Scheme aims to bridge the digital divide, specifically targeting the rural
population including the marginalized sections of society like Scheduled
Castes (SC) / Scheduled Tribes (ST), Minorities, Below Poverty Line (BPL),
women and differently-abled persons and minorities. To make a person digitally
literate, so that he/she can operate digital devices (like Tablets, Smart
phones etc) send and receive emails & browse Internet for information
and undertake digital payment etc.
illiterate person from every eligible rural household.
Age : 14 to 60 years
20 Hours (Minimum
10 Days and Maximum 30 Days)
Fee - NIL
Place of Learning
The eligible households
can nominate one person from their family. The selected person to get
themselves enrolled under this programme in a nearest Training Centre/
Common Service Centre (CSC).
here to see the list of Training Centre/Common Service Centre(CSC)
The scheme will be
implemented by CSC e-Governance Services India Limited, a Special Purpose
Vehicle (SPV) incorporated under the Companies Act 1956, (herein after
referred to as "CSC-SPV"), under the overall supervision of
Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, with active collaboration
of all the State Governments and UT Administrations.
NGOs, Industry, Government
authorized centres, Common Services Centres (CSCs) and authorized educational
institutions with appropriate infrastructure will be utilised to train
and empower 6 Crore citizens on Digital literacy in Gram Panchayat and
Districts of each State/ UT. The training will be held at various training
locations including CSCs, Adult Literacy Centres, NIELIT Centres, RSETI,
NGOs involved in IT Literacy, etc.
A detailed implementation
plan is as below:
The Scheme is
applicable only for rural areas of the country.
CSC-SPV will identify the beneficiaries in active collaboration
with DeGS, Gram Panchayats, and Block Development Officers. The list of
such beneficiaries would be made available on the scheme portal.
All CSCs can register and train candidates from specified area of
Gram Panchayat /District of the country as per the prescribed eligibility
Eligible person to be enrolled in the nearest PMGDISHA training
Centre using their Aadhaar (UIDAI) number.
Unique Username and Password to be provided to the beneficiary.
Learners to study the self learning e-modules through the LMS.
Continuous assessment at the end of each module.
Attendance on a daily-basis using Aadhaar number.
On fulfilling the minimum number of learning hours and successful
completion of assessment, the learners will be eligible to appear for
Real time examination process in collaboration with nationally recognized
Certifying Agencies namely National Institute of Electronics and Information
Technology (NIELIT), National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), ICT
Academy of Tamil Nadu (ICTACT), Haryana Knowledge Corporation Limited
(HKCL), National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
Certificates will be issued to successful candidates.
Training cost to the training agencies would be released by CSC-SPV
only after successful certification of the candidates subject to meeting
the prescribed outcome criteria.