Focus on hot topic Digital Literacy is getting wide finally , Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally approved the ‘Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan’ (PMGDISHA) to extend digital literacy to 6 crore rural households. So under this programme 6 crore rural households would be able to take participate and learn new things. Under this new scheme the allocated budget for one of the largest digital literacy programmes in the world is Rs.2,351.38 crore. The project is targeted to be completed by March 2019. The announcement of approval PMGDISHA was made by our finance minister Arun Jaitley in the Union Budget 2016-17. Arun Jaitley also said the mission is inline with other targets that has been set by government for this financial year.
Under this PMGDISHA scheme, 25 lakh candidates will be trained in the Financial Year 2016-17, and hence if this work best increasing over the years to 300 lakh candidates in the 2018-19.
Benefits under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan
These are the following benefits that people of rural households will get under PMGIDSHA
a) The digitally trained personnel would be able to operate computers .
b) would be able to operate digital devices. like smart phones and tablets.
c) would be able to send and receive emails, browse internet, access Government Services.
d) Would be able to search for information.
e) Most important would be able to make cashless transactions under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan
The scheme would be implemented by the Ministry of Electronics and IT in collaboration with States and Union Territories through designated State Implementing Agencies and District e-Governance Society (DeGS) Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan.
As the core focus area of the government is cashless transactions through mobile phones, the project curriculum would place emphasis on Digital Wallets, Mobile Banking, Unified Payments Interface (UPI), Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) and Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS) under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiya.