Weekly Newsletter, 10/04/2018
Abinash Singha gets a fresh lease of life
Village level Entrepreneur Subhankar Sanyal has been visiting villages to host PMGDISHA awareness campaigns and he met a woman, who is a daily-wage labourer. Sanyal informed her about the scheme and she enthusiastically said that she would like to send her son Abhinash Singha for the course.

On interviewing and enrolling Abinash the VLE came to know that he was studying in class 11 at Salbari High School, Salbari, Darjeeling and was doing part time Raj Mistiri work (Labour & Helper Work) to support his needy family. From the beginning of the training Abinash was one of the brightest students who had great appetite to acquire knowledge about computers.

On completion of the course, he himself has opened a Savings Bank Account in Union Bank of India, Salbari Branch, and is one of our first students to install BHIM App and use UPI on his phone. He was digitally enlightened and applied for his PAN Card from the CSC Center and made all his KYC documents ready.

Also his great appetite for learning made him enroll for CSC Spoken English Classes along with BCC Computer Course from the VLE Centre. Upon finishing the courses he was keen to work with CSC center and was absorbed by the VLE in back office administration in his CSC. He is supporting the CSC in most G2C services and is also engaged in the following activities.

1) Creation / Correction of Pan Cards

2) Collection and Online Payment of Electricity Bills

3) Enrolling students in CSC portal for Tally, BCC courses

4) Performing Cash Less transactions using BHIM, UPI etc.

5) He solely took responsibility to enroll more than 50+ Students in PMGDISHA from his village, carrying office laptop computer and biometric device, and he personally visited households in his village to enroll students.

The PMGDISHA programme was a turning point in Abinash Singha's life, which has given a good turn in his career.


Union Minister Smriti Irani announces Pindara Thakur village as “DigiGaon”

Union Textilies Minister, Ms.Smriti Irani inaugurated on Saturday (01.09.2018) “the DigiGaon” initiative at a Village in Amethi District as part of efforts to provide people access to Government Services. During the inauguration of “DigiGaon” in Amethi( U.P), she said that the CSC movement had transformed into a movement of change bringing services like banking, pensions, digital literacy and telemedicine to rural and remote villages through electronic infrastructure.

Also present during the launch ceremony were Dr.DineshTyagi (CEO-CSC-SPV), District Magistrate of Amethi, Ms.Shakuntala Gautam and Hon’ble State Minister Sh.Suresh Passi. Mr Passi ,said that the CSC project is providing sustainable digital access to rural communities and are giving the necessary impetus for upliftment of the rural community.

Under the DigiGaon Village initiative, Hon’ble Minister Ms.Smriti Irani also inaugurated a Common Service Center(CSC), that would provide digital access to 100 + Government Services, at Pindara Thakur Village in Musafirkhana block in Amethi. She also mentioned that in order to serve the ladies, especially young women, sanitary napkins are being prepared under the “Stree Swabhiman Yojana” in all 13 Blocks of Amethi.

DigiGaon or Digital Village is conceptualised as a connected village where citizens can avail various e-Services of the Central Government, state Governments and private players in rural and remote villages in the country. These DigiGaons are projected to be change agents, promoting rural entrepreneurship and building rural capacities and livelihoods through community participation and collective action. The digital villages have been equipped with solar lighting facility in their community center, LED assembly unit, sanitary napkin unit and Wi-fi choupal (rural Wi-Fi infrastructure and a slew of suitable applications).

These villages are running the regular CSC services like banking, health, education, financial services, and a host of other services. In the initial phase villages like Dhanauri Kalan (G.B.Nagar), Sultanpur(Ghazibad) &Pindara Kothari (Amethi) in Uttar Pradesh, have been chosen for Digigaon Or Digital Village

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