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Latest Happenings



Meet PMGDISHA beneficiary, Ibrar Farooq from Mendhar Block, Chak Banola Village, Poonch District, Jammu & Kashmir. One day he learned about the PMGDISHA scheme through VLE Mohd Arief, and he registered under the PMGDISHA scheme. Now he is successfully trained and certified.  


Meet PMGDISHA Beneficiary Subhashree Nayak from Ganjam District, Odisha, being a daughter of a rickshaw driver, her family's financial condition was not good. But she always wanted to learn and study to help her family financially.

One day she heard about the PMGDISHA Scheme from her neighbor. She got herself enrolled in the scheme and took detailed training in computer, internet, e-mail, and internet banking. After completing her certification, she got the opportunity to work as a computer trainer in the same VLE centre and now encourages other girls in her village to be digitally trained as well.  




PMGDISHA Empowering Citizens Digitally...


6 Crore Registrations Completed under the PMGDISHA Scheme.




PMGDISHA Certificate Distribution Drive was organised by Srivastav Digital Seva Kendra for the citizens of Parsa Khurd Village, Uska Bazar Block, Siddharth Nagar District, Uttar Pradesh.



  PMGDISHA Certificate Distribution Drive was organised by VLE Aravind for the students of Sirkazhi Taluk, Mayiladuthurai district, Tamil Nadu.  


  Let us #Unite2FightCorona and take the pledge to take necessary precautions like: - Frequently wash your hands with soap - Wear your mask properly - Maintain a safe distance - Do not go out unless very essential - Buy essentials from CSC Grameen eStore online - Use CSC Telemedicine for health consultation         Meet VLE Madesh Pachaiyappan, from Nadupatti Village, Uthangarai Circle, Krishnagiri District, Tamil Nadu. With a small idea of making a advertising banner, he traveled from village to village to aware the citizens about the PMGDISHA scheme & its benefits. His main purpose is to literate the country. So far he has registered 195 Trainees for PMGDISHA.  


VLE Jyothi from Dindi Village, Nalgonda district, Telangana conducted a PMGDISHA training for Self-Help Group (SHG) Women. VLE Jyothi aims to digitally empower all the girls/women of her district with the use of new technology.  

मिलिये बस्तर जिले, छत्तीसगढ़ के सीरपति नाग से, इन्होने प्रधानमंत्री ग्रामीण डिडिटल साक्षरता अभियान के अंतर्गत प्रशिक्षण लिया, जिसमें कंप्यूटर और मोबाइल की जानकारी प्राप्त की I अब वह अपने सभी ऑनलाइन बैंकिंग आसानी से कर लेते है I जिससे मुझेअपने दैनिक जीवन के कामकाज मे बोहोत मदद मिलती हैI साथ ही में इंटरनेट के माध्यम से अपनी पढ़ाई से सम्बंधित जानकारी भी प्राप्त कर ली है I इसके लिए मैं पीएमजीदिशा अभियान का बहुत आभार व्यक्त करता हूँ I    

VLE Netravati Bavihalli from District Gadag, Karnataka conducted a PMGDISHA Training for 120 Girls of Post-Matric BCM Hostel. VLE Netravati Bavihalli aims to digitally empower all the girls/women of her district with the use of new technology.  


जिला रायगढ़, छत्तीसगढ़ के वीएलई शारदा साहू ने इन्हें कंप्यूटर ट्रेनिंग दी I इन्हें इस ट्रेनिंग के माध्यम से कंप्यूटर चलाने का काफी अनुभव प्राप्त हुआ I इन्हें इस ट्रेनिंग के माध्यम से टाइपिंग कर पाने में, इन्टरनेट चलाने, ऑनलाइन बैंकिंग के बारे में एवं अन्य तकनीकी जानकारियां प्राप्त हुई|  


2.3 Million Candidates Certified under PMGDISHA Scheme in the month of March, 2021


Meet VLE SANDEEP from Phagwara District, Kapurthala, Punjab, with five computer operators and three staff members working at his centre. He has helped about 50 VLEs in conducting the PMGDISHA examination. He has trained more than 300 villagers under the PMGDISHA Scheme.



PMGDISHA proved to be the game-changer for the VLE Nazrul Hoque from Maroi, Darang. It does not only provide him financial support but also give mental satisfaction as well for serving the digital education to the rural citizens. He was much delighted when physically challenged women (Pramila Begum, aged 48) smiled at me and successfully operate a basic mobile, called on my number, and informed me that she can use it now. The very spirit and concept of rural digitalization through CSC has changed the scenario of rural life. He has registered more than a thousand students under the PMGDISHA scheme and gets them certified. Rural people of his GP are very much eager to learn about digital devices like mobile phones, computers, etc. and they willfully approach my CSC Center to get enrolled in PMGDISHA.



Meet VLE Bheraram Prajpat from CSC Academy Bilara, Jodhpur. Under the PMGDISHA he has completed 400 students certification till now. Out of 400 candidates, 177 Students are women/girls, besides all the challenges as in his area women/girls are not allowed to go outside the house. Now he is helping other VLEs with IT and other infrastructure as well.



कटनी जिले, मुड़वारा पंचायत, मध्य प्रदेश  में रहने वाले अंकिता, गांव में कंप्यूटर इंस्टिट्यूट ना होने की वजह से कंप्यूटर का कोई जानकारी नहीं था, लेकिन अपने गांव में ही चल रहे पीएमजीदिशा सेंटर में रजिस्ट्रेशन करके अंकिता डिजिटल साक्षर हो गई है, अब वह रेलवे रिजर्वेशन, वेबसाइट ब्राउजिंग , एवं डिजिटल पेमेंट करना सीख गई है।




मंदसोर , मध्य प्रदेश के दिव्यांग वीएलई द्वारा डिजिटल साक्षरता अभियान।

ग्राम बेहपुर जिला मंदसोर में दिव्यांग  सीएससी वीएलई नानालाल कुमावत  द्वारा केम्प के माध्यम से ग्रामीण जनों को प्रधानमंत्री डिजिटल साक्षरता अभियान के तहत  प्रशिक्षण दिया जारहा है साथ ही प्रशिक्षण प्राप्त करने के उपरांत अभ्यर्थी को प्रमाण पत्र भी दिए जारहे है। जिससे समस्त ग्रामीणों में उत्साह और खुशी का माहौल है। साथ ही सभी ग्रामीण जन दिव्यांग वीएलई नानालाल जी के इस कार्य की सराहना कर रहे है।



Meet Gitanjali Bhoi from Village Tabada, District Deogargh, Odisha. She completed her graduation in Science but she always had an aspiration to learn Computer but there was no scope to learn computer at her village. One day, she got to know about the free computer course at Janaseva Kendra, Gundiapali G.P. She contacted VLE Sukant Bhoi and he enrolled her in the PMGDISHA course. She learned about the internet, cashless transaction, and basic computers. Later she also learned all the computer courses at his centre. After her course of PMGDISHA, VLE Sukant Bhoi gave her a chance to teach computers at his centre. Now she is happily doing the job of receptionist and faculty at NICET computer institution situated at Rengalbeda, Deogarh.



Meet Sumitra Sethi from Village Nuapada, District Deogarh, Odisha belongs to Schedule Caste. She passed +2 (Arts) and was helping her mother at home. She always had a dream to learn computers since her childhood but there was no facility in her village, she got to know about free computer course at Janaseva Kendra, Nuapada. She met VLE Pipan Kumar Sethi and he enrolled her in the PMGDISHA course. She learned about the internet, cashless transaction, and basic computers.  After her PMGDISHA course, she got the confidence and courage to go for the interview again as earlier she got rejected multiple times due to no computer knowledge. Finally, she got selected as a data entry operator at Tara Motor, Chhendiapada. Now she is earning Rs. 3500 per month.



Meet VLE SURESH from Salem District, Tamil Nadu..

He says, “My experience on PMGDISHA, this is a wonderful program brought a drastic change in my village, I started with only one student in the class, was really disheartened with no new students coming for nearly a month but later on with suggestion of district coordinator, I reached out to the common places and registered not only students but also elders who were not able to get education due to their family circumstances. So, day by day student strength was growing and the classes begin on regular basis, 10 days of classes were prolonged to more than 20 days and in certain cases even for a month as well.

But after this program, people started trusting me. I am very happy conducting this program in my village.

Thanks a lot to CSC SPV for providing this wonderful opportunity.



Meet Sumitra Sethi from Village Nuapada, District Deogarh, Odisha. She always had a dream to learn computers since childhood but due to no facility in her village, she couldn’t pursue it. She got to know about free computer course at Janaseva Kendra, Nuapada. She contacted VLE Pipan Kumar Sethi and he enrolled her in the PMGDISHA course. He imparted training for 10 days. She learned how to operate a computer, about the internet, cashless transaction, and other basic computer functions. After she got certified under the PMGDISHA scheme, she got the confidence to go for the interviews. And finally, she got selected as a data entry operator at Tara Motor, Chhendiapada. Now she is earning Rs. 3500 per month. The Course has changed her life.





अन्तर्राष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस के अवसर पर उत्तर प्रदेश के माननीय विधायक श्री रविन्द्र जैसवाल जी द्वारा पीएमजीदिशा सर्टिफिकेट वितरित किया गया।

इस अवसर पर सीएससी टीम से उमेश राय, सौरभ सिंह, संध्या सिंह, सपना सिंह ,स्नेहा उपाध्याय, आदी भी उपस्थिति थे।




On the occasion of International Women’s Day, VLE Priyanka Maurya from Amethi District, Uttar Pradesh conducted PMGDISHA training for women in her district and drove a ‘PMGDISHA Registration Drive’ as well.


Meet Durgesh Nandini from Chhipali village, located in Nagri Tehsil of Dhamtari district in Chhattisgarh.
She has helped 70 women get employment directly and 130 women indirectly; most of them are from tribal communities. She has trained around 7000 villagers through Digital Literacy most of them are from ST communities under PMGDISHA Scheme.




सेसम गाँव, राजस्थान के एक बुजुर्ग को ग्राम पंचायत सामी में स्थापित सीएससी अकैडमी के बारे में पता चला तो उन्होंने कंप्यूटर सीखने की इच्छा जाहिर की, प्रधानमंत्री ग्रामीण डिजिटल साक्षरता योजना में उनका पंजीकरण कर प्रशिक्षण दिया जा रहा है, गांव में इस प्रकार की सुविधा को देखकर बुजुर्ग भंवर लाल काफी उत्सुक और खुश महसूस कर रहे हैं, साथ ही उन्होंने अपने हमउम्र साथियों और अन्य लोगों को प्रेरित करते हुए बताया सिखने, पढ़ने की कोई उम्र नहीं होती बस इंसान में जज्बा, जोश और जुनून होना चाहिए उन्होंने गांवों में सीएससी की शिक्षा सेवाओं से हो रहे बदलाव के लिए सीएससी और सरकार को धन्यवाद दिया।




26 फरवरी 2021 को भारत सरकार के अधिकृत संस्था सीएससी ई-गवर्नेन्स सर्विसेज इण्डिया लिमिटेड द्वारा संचालित स्थानिय कॉमन सर्विस सेंटर पर प्रधानमंत्री ग्रामीण डिजिटल साक्षरता वीएलई सुरेश राजभर द्वारा मऊ जिला, उत्तर प्रदेश में अभियान अन्तर्गत प्रशिक्षित लाभार्थियों का आयोजित एक कार्यक्रम में प्रमाणपत्र वितरित किया गया।

कार्यक्रम में उपस्थित छात्रों के आगे की पढ़ाई समेत रोजगार को लेकर काफी उत्साहित दिखे। जहाँ उन्हें ग्रामीण नौकरी समेत स्पोकन ट्यूटोरियल (IIT बॉम्बे) के विषय मे विस्तार से बताया गया।

मौके पर राज्य तथा डिस्ट्रिक्ट टीम सीएससी मऊ और सीएससी संचालक उपस्थित थे ।



Meet Rekha from Ganauli Village, Panchkula District, Haryana, she was trying to find a job for a long time but due to her lack of knowledge in computer, she was facing rejection from everywhere. When she thought to join a computer course, but couldn’t as it was costing around 2000-3000 INR which she couldn’t afford. Thanks to PMGDISHA Camp, she got the training free of cost. Now she can access internet banking, book tickets for herself and her family, and can do multiple things on the computer. She also got a job in a cyber café after the completion of her PMGDISHA training.




Meet Subhashree Nayak from Ganjam District, Odisha. Her father is a Rickshaw driver. So it was hard for them to enroll her in the computer course. One day she heard about the PMGDISHA training under CSC where free computer classes to the rural citizens are being provided. She joined the classes and studied how to operate the computer. Now she is teaching in a computer in the same CSC as a trainer and encouraging more and more students to gain computer knowledge.



PMGDISHA Certificate Distribution and Training Conducted across CSCs on the occasion of Saraswati Puja/Vasant Panchami...


Meet Suman from Ganauli Village, Panchkula District, Haryana, she had no idea how to use the computer or mobile internet a year back, but after the PMGDISHA training, she can use Gmail and access internet banking as well. It’s because of her persistence and hard work; she got a job as well after the completion of her training.


सीएससी व्हाट्सएप चैटबोट सेवा...

9999189321 पर Hi / नमस्ते (स्थानीय भाषाओं में भी) भेजें और  पीएमजीदिशा  योजना से संबंधित स्वचालित प्रतिक्रियाएं प्राप्त करें।

*कृपया इस नंबर पर कॉल / एसएमएस न करें।



PMGDISHA Workshop and Training conducted at various parts of Punjab.

The aim is to bring back the enthusiasm of the VLEs in the scheme post the Covid-19 and subsequent restrictions.


PMGDISHA Training and Examination conducted at various parts of Assam.

The aim is to motivate and encourage the VLEs in the scheme post the Covid-19 and subsequent restrictions, to digitally literate more and more rural citizens.

PMGDISHA Success Story

नमस्ते, मेरा नाम रेखा गांव गनौली पंचकूला की रहने वाली हूँ, मेरे गांव मे पीएमजीदिशा कैंप लगने से पहले से मे नौकरी की तलाश कर रह थी पर सभी जगहमुझसे यही पूछा जाता था की मुझे कंप्यूटर की सामान्य जानकारी है या नहीं, पर मुझे कंप्यूटर की जानकारी न होने की वजह से मुझे कही नौकरी नहीं मिल पा रही थी और कंप्यूटर सेंटर पर 2000 - 3000 फीस मांग रहे थे पर पीएमजीदिशा कैंप मे मुझे कंप्यूटर की सामान्य जानकारी निशुल्क मिली, और भी बहुत चीज़ें सिखने को मिली। आज मे अपना या मेरे परिवार का कोई भी इन्टरनेट का या रेलवे टिकट बुकिंग या कुछ भी काम हो आसानी से कर देती हूँ और पास के साइबर कैफ़े मे नौकरी कर रही हूँ।


Congratulations to all the VLEs, 2.5 Crore Certification Target Achieved under PMGDISHA Scheme...
PMGDISHA aims to digitally literate more and more citizens, so that rural citizens are empowered digitally with the use of new technology.


Congratulations Uttar Pradesh Team for Achieving the PMGDISHA Registration Target of 1.11 Crore!

The Largest registration target assigned to any state under the PMGDISHA scheme.



PMGDISHA Scheme Workshop and Training conducted at various parts of Jharkhand.

The aim is to bring back the enthusiasm of the VLEs in the scheme post Covid-19 and subsequent restrictions.


Dear VLEs,

Please ensure Refresher Training of 2-3 hours to PMGDISHA candidates affected by Lockdown due to COVID-19!

Train already registered candidates who could not finish their training or trained candidates who were unable to appear for examination due to the pandemic.



VLE Venkateshan from Tiruvannamalai District, Tamil Nadu conducted #PMGDISHA Training for Women.


Meet VLE Mercy Wilson, from Pananchery Panchayat, Thrissur district, Kerala. Through the PMGDISHA project, she has enrolled 460 students out of which 343 got certified. Most of the students were women and girl children. Even many tribal people have also participated in the project. Also, she conducted many awareness programs that included various officials. She even helped some students get the placement. One student named Sruthy contacted her to share her joy in getting a job in an organization, based on the PMGDISHA certificate. She has been so proud to be a part of this project that helps the rural citizens and reduced the digital gap.


Success Story


VLE Rama shetty K R from Mysore District, Karnataka striving to educate people around his locality.

Here is what our students have to say about classes Training Centre!

I am Manjula and have attended this PMGDISHA course, and so far I am really satisfied with the course. The experience with the training content and trainers was good. The trainer took care of all the basics, and the most amazing part was the way he helped each one of us. The trainer makes sure that everyone gets their concepts clear before leaving the class. I am so happy that I have participated in this training.


I am Sundramma - Learning never stops with the age.

This training has been very helpful in understanding personality development in a better way. Our instructor was truly the best at delivering the content of speech knowledge. He always ensured that all our queries are answered and no student is left with a single doubt, special mention for all the support and guidance, and for always being available.


Digital Literacy Campaign proved to be a Ray of Hope for Rural Women

Due to the technology change in India, it is becoming difficult for the villagers to cope up. To end this, PMGDISHA VLE Pushpa Devi, a rural entrepreneur of Hajipur Gram Panchayat at Digital Model Town Bansur Alwar Rajasthan, was once reduced to the threshold of the house after marriage, joined the Prime Minister Digital Literacy Campaign, and became digital literate. And today as a rural women entrepreneur, she is helping other girls and women become digital literate in the village. Earlier villagers had to travel 16 to 17 kilometers to learn computer, but today with her CSC in the village, Pushpa Devi serving the citizens at their doorstep. She has registered over 105 rural women and has given them training, and conducted the examination as well.


Success Story

Student/Candidate Krishnakant Kmalsen after PMGDISHA Training…

Krishnakant of Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh feels it’s a great program to educate the student in just 10 days. He learned the basic computer. Now he knows how to work on a computer, its keys and functions, and some mobile functions too. He learned about the Bhim UPI Transactions and other online transactions as well.


Success Story

मेरा नाम दीपक कुमार कटकवार, जांजगीर-चांपा, छत्तीसगढ़ी से है, मैंने प्रधानमंत्री ग्रामीण डिजिटल साक्षरता अभियान के अंतर्गत ट्रेनिंग लिया।

जिसमे मिझे डिजिटल लेन देन UPI मुलभुत कंप्यूटर मोबाइल की जानकारी प्राप्त की जिससे मै आत्मनिर्भर होने के लिए कंप्यूटर ओप्रटर का काम कर के अपनी जीविका चला पा रहा हूँ ।




Congratulations for completing 4 Crore registrations under the PMGDISHA Scheme.




Meet Mohidul Islam, running the CSC centre under Panchayat No. 1 in Labpur Block, West Bengal since November 2017. When he heard about the services of CSC primarily PMGDISHA, he immediately contacted the District Resources. He has been doing awareness programme in his district Birbhum for PMGDISHA in various High School & Colleges and also Gram Panchayats, Blocks, Circles in the entire district. He even went to the nearby villages and organizes a camp about it and from there he registered many students under this project.

At present, more than 500 students have been registered in his centre, out of which 450 students have completed their examinations, and about 300 students have been given certificates.




Meet SK Riajul Islam from Birbhum District, It's been two years since he started his own CSC Centre and has focused only on serving and helping the citizens of his district. Once he heard about PMGDISHA and its benefits for the citizens, he immediately started working on it and trying his best to serve everyone as much as he can. This is motivating him to work even harder now to serve better to the citizens. In the beginning, it was a bit difficult for him to convince people because it is very difficult to give training to people for free of cost and explain its benefits but he has gradually come to terms with some of his friends and assistants who have helped him a lot in this training. One of them is computer hardware networking and the other is mobile repairing. These are the two training he primarily provides to the citizens.

“Today I am very proud to be working in the right direction as I have been able to teach people something and people have benefited a lot from it and my CSC earning from PMGDISHA has increased a lot so I am very satisfied to do CSC work.” Says Sk Riajul Islam.





Now Rural SHG Women will become Digital Citizens under Digital India Programme. A success story of SHG member Geeta Kanwar, a 35 years old from Sami village Block Dhod, District Sikar, Rajasthan always desired to learn computer and it's applications, So she expressed her wish to VLE Subhash Kumar, who runs a Block level CSC academy at Atal Sewa Kendra Sami and provides digital literacy to students and villagers under PMGDISHA scheme in her village. Subhash Kumar and his colleagues decided to provide the digital literacy training to Geeta Kanwar, by carrying a laptop to her place. They taught him various topics like mobile banking, basic knowledge of computers, and other applications. After the training, Geeta Kanwar appeared for the online examination and is successfully certified under the scheme. Geeta Kanwar is now eagerly waiting for her certificate and expresses her gratitude towards the Central government's Meity and CSC for running such schemes for rural people.


VLE Success Stories District Sitapur.

Mr.Imran Ahmad VLE of gram panchayat Gondlamau in Sitapur district is making commendable efforts for 'Empowering Women' by making young girls and women's digital literate through PMGDISHA training centre.

PMGDISHA Certificate Distribution was done at VLE Shivam’s Center from Kanpur Nagar district, Uttar Pradesh.


58 year old, Sitaravamma from Andhra Pradesh certified under the PMGDISHA scheme

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.

Atmaram's urge to learn, helps him become a digitally literate under the PMGDISHA scheme

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.

Narender Modi approved PMGDISHA Abhiyan.

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.

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