During a Nasscom event at New Delhi, Govt has brought forward the deadline for making 52.5 lakh people digitally literate under National Digital Literacy Mission by a year to 2016. It was earlier fixed by the end of 2017.
- Nasscom Foundation and business software firm SAP announced partnership for opening 25 NDLM centres.
Over 1 lakh common service centres are imparting digital training under government’s mission to make every member of family digitally literate by 2020.
- Already 10 lakh people are certified under the mission.
- Foundation is also launching a nationwide digital literacy volunteering campaign wherein each volunteer will train at least two individuals on digital literacy skills through the newly created NDLM-MyKartavya mobile app.
About National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM)
NDLM aka Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (DISHA) scheme has been formulated to impart IT training to 52.5 lakh persons which includes Anganwadi and ASHA workers and authorised ration dealers in all states & UTs across the country so that the non-IT literate citizens are trained to become IT literate.
- There are two levels of training under the SCHEME: Level 1 – Appreciation of Digital Literacy & Level 2 – Basics of Digital Literacy
- Course Duration – 20 Hours for L1 and 40 Hours for L2
- Age limit – 14 to 60 years
- Fees – Rs. 125 for L1 & Rs 250 for L2
Evaluation will be done by National level certifying agency like NIELIT, NIOS, IGNOU, etc.