NeGD launches State Capacity Building Workshops Under Digital India programme

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What is the News?

National e-Governance Division, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology is organizing State Capacity Building Workshops under its Capacity Building Scheme.

These workshops aim to help people understand how emerging technologies can enhance service delivery and how to create policies and strategies for the changing digital environment.

What is Capacity Building scheme?

Capacity Building scheme under Digital India programme envisions building adequate and relevant capacities at all levels in the Government.

Launched in: The scheme was initially approved in 2008.In 2015, the scheme was continued under Digital India programme.

Implemented by: National e-Governance Division, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology.

What is the Digital India Programme?

The Digital India programme was launched by the Prime Minister in 2015.

Aim: To transform India into a knowledge-based economy and a digitally empowered society by ensuring digital services, digital access, digital inclusion, digital empowerment and bridging the digital divide. 

The programme is coordinated by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) with the Ministries and Departments in the Central and State Governments partnering it in their respective domain areas. 

Major Initiatives under Digital India Programme:

Aadhaar: Aadhaar provides 12 digit biometric and demographic based identity that is unique, lifelong, online and authenticable.

Common Services Centres – CSCs are offering government and business services in digital mode in rural areas through Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs).

DigiLocker: Digital Locker provides an ecosystem with a collection of repositories and gateways for issuers to upload the documents in the digital repositories.

Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance (UMANG) – for providing government services to citizens through mobile.

MyGov – It is a citizen engagement platform that is developed to facilitate participatory governance.

CO-WIN – It is an open platform for management of registration, appointment scheduling & managing vaccination certificates for Covid-19.

Jeevan Pramaan: Jeevan Pramaan envisages to digitize the whole process of securing the life certificate for Pensioner.

National Knowledge Network: A high speed data communication network has been established to interconnect Institution of higher learning, and research.

Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyaan (PMGDISHA): It aims to usher in digital literacy in rural India by covering 6 Crore rural households (one person per household).

FutureSkills Prime: It was launched by MeitY in collaboration with NASSCOM.It aims at re-skilling/ up-skilling IT professionals in 10 new/emerging technologies which include Augmented/Virtual Reality, Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence among others.

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