As per the 71st NSSSurvey on Education 2014, only 6% of rural households have a
computer. This highlights that more than 15 crore rural households (@ 94% of 16.85 crore
households) dnot have computers and a significant number of these households are likely
tbe digitally illiterate. The Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA)
being initiated under Digital India Programme would cover 6 crore households in rural areas
tmake them digitally literate.
Earlier, the Government had implemented the National Digital Literacy Mission or the
Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (DISHA) or National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) timpart IT
training t52.5 lakh persons, including Anganwadi and ASHA workers and authorised ration
dealers in all the States/UTs across the country sthat the non-IT literate citizens are
trained tbecome IT literate sas tenable them tactively and effectively participate in
the democratic and developmental process and alsenhance their livelihood.
The Scheme is applicable only for rural areas of the country.
Eligible Household: A household is defined as a unit comprising of Head of family,
spouse, children and parents. All such households where none of the family member
is digitally literate will be considered as eligible household under the Scheme.
The beneficiary should be Digitally Illiterate
Only one person per eligible household would be considered for training
Age Group: 14 - 60 years
Priority would be given to
Non-smartphone users, Antyodaya households, college drop-outs,
Participants of the adult literacy mission
Digitally illiterate school students from class 9th t12th, provided facility of
Computer/ICT Training is not available in their schools
Preference would be given tSC, ST, BPL, women, differently-abled persons and
The identification of the beneficiaries would be carried out by CSC-SPV in active
collaboration with DeGS, Gram Panchayats, and Block Development Officers. The list
of such beneficiaries would be made available on the scheme portal.
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