Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDSA) FACTS

Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan or PMGDSA is one among the largest digital welfare scheme in entire world. PMGDSA is approved by union cabinet on 8th February 2017 and it comes with a mission of delivering all assets by March 2019. In this article, we will be sharing each and every detail related to Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan in India. It will include official budget, how to apply, jobs, what all technologies will be covered, online registration, enrollment centers an many other relevant things.

In last few months we have seen Indian government working real hard towards promoting use of digital technologies all across the country. Be it through demonetization or launch of BHIM App, government has clearly shown its plan towards upcoming trends. Government is clear with their mission and they are doing all whatever possible to achieve this dream. PMGDSA is one among these schemes as well.

 What is Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan and how to Register for it?

Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan is a central government scheme that aims at educating Indian rural youth towards use of digital technologies like internet, laptop, smartphones etc. Government is going to build/set coaching centers near to your home (will be setup in most of the rural areas) where basis stuff like sending mail, making online payments, accessing/searching jobs etc will be taught to eligible candidates. This will eventually help Government with cashless initiative.

Things that will be covered under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan:
  • Basic use of internet
  • Accessing emails
  • Using net banking services
  • Digital cashless payments
  • Job search
These basic things will be covered under this initiate and at the end of the training it will be ensured that each candidate is enough capable to use all above mentioned tasks efficiently.

Ministry of Electronics and IT will be main governing body for this scheme that will work in collaboration with respective state and UT IT departments. It is worth Rs 2,351.38 crore which aims at imparting digital training to apprx 6 crore Indian households. In order to meet the target smoothly, officials have decided to train around 25 lakhs household this financial year which will be followed by 2.75 crore and 3 crore in subsequent years.

Will PMGDSA have any radical impacts?

Well yes! It will surely have rural households to get trained with required digital skills.  It will mainly target the rural houses that don't have a internet connection or anyone among the family haven't used computer services yet (it will cover other rural households as well). It would be interesting to see what all will be covered and what will be the entire schedule.

Is it a training cum job placement program?

No, however people can use the learned skills to get employed with respective industry. However no on spot placements will be provided to candidates. If there will be any changes in placements terms then we will update you here.

Application fee and starting date for Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan

We will update you very soon on this section.