The State Information Technology (IT) Mission has begun giving free computer training to Government employees. About 2,000 police officers in Malappuram district will get training in the first phase of the programme, being conducted here in association with Akshaya.
Each of the five lakh Government staff in the state of Kerala will get 40 hours of computer training over three years. The pilot phase of training will cover 38,000 Government employees working in different departments in Malappuram district. As much as Rs.1.69 crore has already been transferred to Akshaya in Malappuram for the mega training project under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGAP). Computer training has been made mandatory for police officers in view of Malappuram becoming an e-district. It will soon be made mandatory for other Government employees in Malappuram. The training is estimated to cost the Government Rs.450 per employee. The IT training course would cover operating system, word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, computer hardware, Internet and Malayalam typing.