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PMGDISHA Scheme- Steps Taken to ensure Village Connectivity

PMGDISHA Scheme- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges– Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.

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PMGDISHA Scheme in news

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Steps Taken to ensure Village Connectivity under PMGDISHA

  • Scaling up the awareness and promotional activities towards Digital literacy through campaigns, workshops, seminars, digital vans, etc.
  • In order to address the low internet connectivity issues, Wifi-choupals have been established at remote locations.
  • Rural schools have been engaged for training and examination of candidates in order to penetrate the rural populous districts of identified states
  • Hon’ble MPs/MLAs/District Collectors have distributed the PMGDISHA certificates at various events organized by the local PMGDISHA team.
  • Some rural schools have been engaged for training and examination of candidates in order to cover the rural populous districts.
  • Various mechanisms have been adopted to disseminate information regarding the scheme to the intended beneficiaries such as word of mouth publicity, online, print & electronic media including posters, banners, radio, newspaper, television, social media, etc.

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Key Points about PMGDISHA Scheme

  • About: The Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA) is a program under Digital India Program to usher digital literacy in rural India.
  • Key Objectives: The main objective of the PMGDISHA Scheme is to impart digital literacy training by covering 6 crore rural households (one person per household).
    • To ensure equitable geographical reach, each of the 2,50,000 Gram Panchayats across the country are envisaged to register an average of 200-300 candidates.
  • Digital Skills to be Imparted: under PMGDISHA, after training, trainees are able to-
    • Operate computers/digital access devices (like tablets, smartphones, etc.),
    • Send and receive emails,
    • Browse internet,
    • Access Government Services,
    • Search for information,
    • Undertake cashless transactions, etc.
  • Coverage: The PMGDISHA Scheme covers candidates in the age group of 14-60 years.
    • So far, around 5.66 crore candidates have been enrolled and 4.81 crore candidates have completed the training out of which 3.54 crore candidates have been certified under the scheme.

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Eligibility Criteria under PMGDISHA

  • The PMGDISHA Scheme is applicable only to rural areas of the country.
  • All such households where none of the family members is digitally literate will be considered eligible households under the Scheme.
  • Only one person per eligible household would be considered for training.
  • All the members of the family in the age group of 14 – 60 years would be covered.
  • Preference would be given to SC, ST, BPL, women, differently-abled persons, and minorities
  • The identification of the beneficiaries would be carried out by CSC-SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle) in active collaboration with DeGS (Delhi e-Government Society), Gram Panchayats, and Block Development Officers.

 

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