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National DIGITAL LITERACY MISSION
(DIGITAL LITERACY)

Making one person in every family digitally literate is one of the integral components of the Prime Minister 's vision of “Digital India”.

The Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (DISHA) or National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) Scheme has been formulated to impart IT training to 52.5 lakh persons, including Anganwadi and ASHA workers and authorised ration dealers in all the States/UTs across the country so that the non-IT literate citizens are trained to become IT literate so as to enable them to actively and effectively participate in the democratic and developmental process and also enhance their livelihood.

Altogether 52.5 lakh persons, including Anganwadi and ASHA workers and authorised ration dealers will be trained under the programme in two phases. In the first phase, 10 lakh beneficiaries will be trained under the scheme. Nine lakh beneficiaries will be eligible for training fee support from the government. The rest 100,000 beneficiaries will be trained by the industry and civil society partners.

Definition of DIGITAL LITERACY

“Digital Literacy is the ability of individuals and communities to understand and use digital technologies for meaningful actions within life situations”.

Appreciation of Digital Literacy

To make a person IT literate, so that he/ she can operate digital devices, like mobile phones, tablets, etc., send and receive emails and search Internet for information, etc.

Eligibility Criteria

Non-IT literate - Illiterate

Age

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14 to 60 years

Course Duration

20 Hours (Minimum 10 Days and Maximum 30 Days)

Medium of Instruction

Official Languages of India

Fee

For SC/ ST/ BPL Households, no training fee payable and for General candidates, course fee of Rs. 125 applicable.

Place of Learning

The eligible households can nominate one person from their family. The selected person to get himself enrolled under this programme in a nearest Training Centre/ Common Service Center (CSC).

Evaluation

Independent external evaluation will be conducted by a National level certifying agency like NIELIT, NIOS, IGNOU, HKCL ,ICTACT etc.