DeitY and Nasscom sign MoU to make million digitally literate

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In an effort to make Indian population digitally literate, Nasscom Foundation and CSC-SPV, a company promoted by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), have signed an MoU that is aimed at making a million people in India digitally literate in 18 months. The agreement was signed to achieve the first phase goal for National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) or ‘DISHA’.

NDLM would benefit from this public-private-partnership (PPP) in the sense that it would make at least one person from every household across India digitally literate by 2020. Out of the million targeted, the industry will be responsible for training a minimum of 100,000 people.

Also, Nasscom Foundation will promote and market NDLM to nearly two thousand member companies. The foundation will establish training centres in different parts of the India. The training content of industry partners will align with NDLM curriculum framework prescribed by CSC-SPV as well as mobilise financial resources and volunteers from industry partners.

Dinesh Tyagi, CEO, CSC-SPV said, “Nasscom Foundation has already tied up with companies like Amdocs, Cognizant, Cyient, Google, Intel, Microsoft and Zensar Technologies to create NDLM centres across India and at least a dozen more companies are expected to participate in the first phase of the programme. We believe that our partnership will facilitate in utilisation of industry infrastructure and achieve the objective of NDLM within defined timeframe.”

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