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PMGDISHA

 

Relevance

  • GS 2: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

 

Context

  • Recently, Ministry of Electronics, Ministry for Electronics & IT (MeItY) launched the program of PMGDISHA Drive & Announcement of 100% Digital Literacy of all digital villages’ under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

 

Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2021

 

Key points of PMGDISHA drive

  • Under the campaign, a three-day certification communities will be conducted for the rural citizens especially women and disadvantaged.
  • A certification drive for the PMGDISHA scheme will be conducted in a similar manner.
  • Moreover, Common Service Center (CSC) also proposed to make all the Digital Villages 100 percent Digital Literate.

 

PMGDISHA_50.1

 

Performance so far

  • As on 02.08.2021, around crore beneficiaries have been enrolled and more than 4 crores have been trained under the PMGDISHA Scheme.
  • So far, over 2.5 crore women beneficiaries have been registered which is 52 % of the cumulative registration count.
  • Out of the above, over 1.78 Crore women beneficiaries are certified under the scheme which is 54 % of the total certified beneficiaries under the PMGDISHA Scheme.

 

POSHAN 2.0 scheme

 

PMGDISHA

About

  • The Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA) is a program under Digital India Programme to usher digital literacy in rural India.
  • Under the scheme, 6 crore households in rural areas will be covered and will be made digitally literate by 31.03.2022.
  • 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.

 

Eligibility

  • The Scheme is applicable only for rural areas of the country.
  • All such households where none of the family member is digitally literate will be considered as eligible household 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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