A 58 Year old woman Sitaravamma from Chandarlapadu Mandal, Thorlapadu village in Krishna District completed her training and is certified under the PMGDISHA scheme. She was working as a daily wage earner (Farm Laborer) and used to visit the CSC center for various other services. She spotted a PMGDISHA poster at the center and expressed her interest for undergoing the Digital Literacy training. VLE Mr. Harish Khan Sharma said that she was very active during the course duration which inspires other students to attend the classes regularly. She can now browse the internet and communicate using email.
41 years old Atmaram always desired to learn computers and its related applications, but his disability became the reason that, he could not visit any of the centers near his place. So he expressed his wish to Sandeep Maliya, who runs a CSC center and provides digital literacy to students and villagers under PMGDISHA scheme in his village. Sandeep Maliya and his fellow colleagues decided to provide the digital literacy training to Atmaram, by carrying a laptop to his place. They taught him under various topics like mobile banking, basic knowledge of computer and different applications of internet.After the training, Atmaram appeared for the online examination through NIOS and is successfully certified under the scheme. Atmaram is now eagerly waiting for his certificate and expresses his gratitude towards the government and CSC for running such schemes for rural people.
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi has approved ‘Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan’ (PMGDISHA) to make 6 crore rural households digitally literate.This is in line with the announcement made by Finance Minister in the Union Budget 2016-17. PMGDISHA is expected to be one of the largest digital literacy programmes in the world. Digitally literate persons would be able to operate computers/digital access devices (like tablets, smart phones, etc.), send and receive emails, browse internet, access Government Services, search for information, undertaking cashless transactions, etc. and hence use IT to actively participate in the process of nation building.The implementation of the Scheme would be carried out under the overall supervision of Ministry of Electronics and IT in active collaboration with States/UTs through their designated State Implementing Agencies, District e-Governance Society (DeGS), etc.