Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has started the PM Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan intending to spread digital literacy among all sections of the Indian society, especially rural India. The Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan is an extension of the ”Digital India” initiative of the Government of India with the main intention to modify India into a society that is digitally empowered and create a knowledge economy.
Rural India contributes 46 percent of India’s National Income, with almost two-thirds of its population residing in rural areas. It is reckoned that by the year 2050, despite urbanization, more than half of the population of India will still reside in rural areas. To increase the contribution of the rural Indians to the inclusive development and overall growth of the nation, the Government has been emphasizing the Digitization of the rural areas and meets the rising demands of unreached rural India. The digitization of rural India will help in empowering the rural citizens and make them available all the government services and aids through the electronic media at the village and gram panchayat level.
According to the 71st NSSO Education Survey, only 6 percent of rural India have access to a computer and are digitally illiterate. The Pradhan Mantri Digital Saksharta Abhiyan is launched under the Digital India initiative of the Government of India to make 6 crore rural households to be digitally literate. With the digitization of rural India, the government aims to empower its citizens by enhancing the skills and knowledge to operate computers and access digital devices.
The PM Shri Narendra Modi has emphasized cashless transactions by launching the PM Digital Saksharta Abhiyan by increasing the use of mobile banking, Unified Payment Interface (UPI), Aadhaar Enabled Payment (AEPS), and Digital wallets, etc.
Following are the features of Pradhan Mantri Digital Saksharta Abhiyan-
Following are the eligibility criteria for Pradhan Mantri Gramin Saksharta Abhiyan-
The criteria for entry under the Gramin Saksharta Abhiyan include the following-
Following are the details of the training process of the scheme-
The following are the requirements for becoming training partner under PM Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan-
The role of the training partners under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan are as following-
Any Company, organization, Institution, and Non-Government Organization can become the Training Partner by submitting the following documents-
After acquiring the certification of candidates successfully by the Training Partners, CSC pays a Training Fee of Rupees 300 per candidate directly to the Training Partners. The Training Partners will be entitled to payments based on the targets achieved by them.
Rupees 70 as an examination fee or certificate cost per candidate will be paid to the registered certifying agencies for providing the assessment and certifications. The States and the Union Territories will be entitled to Rupees 2 per candidate for meeting the overhead expenses and supervising the Pradhan MantriGramin Digital SakshartaAbhiyan Scheme.
Following are the positive impact of digitization on rural India-
Digitization has played a very important role in changing the country and make use of technology more efficiently. Information Technology has helped save a lot of time of human life and made life better and easier not only for a particular individual but also for the entire community.
The Government of India by launching the ”Digital India” initiative to make available the government services in an electronic and digital platform and build the digital infrastructure and increase the internet’s speed. The PM Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan is a scheme launched as an extension of the ”Digital India” initiative with the primary aim to transform the rural communities and make them digitally active and more resourceful. As an Aatmnirbhar Sena, our organization lends all appropriate services and assists the Government and the needy beneficiaries. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji has envisioned the dream of making India digitally powerful and makes rural areas to be more digitally equipped.