Good News – Rs 2,351 crore cleared under digital literacy scheme. Digital Literacy scheme aims increase the literacy rate by providing digital education in different areas. Under the scheme 60 million rural households will be made digitally literate in two years.Credit and debit card transactions through card swiping machines, which stood at 166 million in November, shot up to 311 million in December before declining to 183.15 million in January. This scheme will mostly benefit to people of rural area as they will get to know how digital transactions are made and how other things can be easily done digitally. The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday cleared a Rs2,351 crore scheme to make 60 million rural households digitally literate in two years—a step aimed at promoting a less-cash economy.
Note that The move comes in as another big the wake of a rapid expansion in digital transactions in the country after the discontinuation of high-value currency bills from 9 November announced by modi ji in order to fight with corruption in country.
- Also under this scheme Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan or PMGDISHA will begin with digitally training 2.5 million candidates in the current financial year, 27.5 million in 2017-18 and 30 million in 2018-19.
- Each of the 250,000 gram panchayats are expected to register an average of 200-300 candidates to ensure equitable geographical reach, said an official statement.
- Government Part Ministry of electronics and information technology will implement the scheme with states and union territories. hence will train each person on performing cashless transactions through mobile phones, digital wallets, mobile banking, unified payments interface (UPI) and Aadhaar enabled payment system (AEPS).
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