Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyaan(PMGDISHA)


Making one person in every family digitally literate is one of the integral components of the Prime Minister's vision of "Digital India".

Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyaan is the scheme to make six crore persons in rural areas, across States/UTs, digitally literate, reaching to around 40% of rural households by covering one member from every eligible household by 31st March, 2019.
The Scheme would empower the citizens in rural areas by training them to operate computer or digital access devices (like tablets, smart phones etc.), send and receive e-mails, browse Internet, access Government services, search for information, undertake digital payment etc. and hence enable them to use the Information Technology and related applications especially Digital Payments to actively participate in the process of nation building. The Scheme aims to bridge the digital divide, specifically targeting the rural population including the marginalized sections of society like Scheduled Castes (SC) / Scheduled Tribes (ST), Minorities, Below Poverty Line (BPL), women and differently-abled persons and minorities. To make a person digitally literate, so that he/she can operate digital devices (like Tablets, Smart phones etc) send and receive emails & browse Internet for information and undertake digital payment etc.

Eligibility Criteria

Nominated digitally illiterate person from every eligible rural household.

Age : 14 to 60 years

Course Duration

20 Hours (Minimum 10 Days and Maximum 30 Days)

Fee - NIL

Place of Learning

The eligible households can nominate one person from their family. The selected person to get themselves enrolled under this programme in a nearest Training Centre/ Common Service Centre (CSC).

Click here to see the list of Training Centre/Common Service Centre(CSC)

Implementation Process

The scheme will be implemented by CSC e-Governance Services India Limited, a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) incorporated under the Companies Act 1956, (herein after referred to as "CSC-SPV"), under the overall supervision of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, with active collaboration of all the State Governments and UT Administrations.

NGOs, Industry, Government authorized centres, Common Services Centres (CSCs) and authorized educational institutions with appropriate infrastructure will be utilised to train and empower 6 Crore citizens on Digital literacy in Gram Panchayat and Districts of each State/ UT. The training will be held at various training locations including CSCs, Adult Literacy Centres, NIELIT Centres, RSETI, NGOs involved in IT Literacy, etc.

A detailed implementation plan is as below:

•The Scheme is applicable only for rural areas of the country.
•CSC-SPV will identify the beneficiaries in active collaboration with DeGS, Gram Panchayats, and Block Development Officers. The list of such beneficiaries would be made available on the scheme portal.
•All CSCs can register and train candidates from specified area of Gram Panchayat /District of the country as per the prescribed eligibility criteria.
•Eligible person to be enrolled in the nearest PMGDISHA training Centre using their Aadhaar (UIDAI) number.
•Unique Username and Password to be provided to the beneficiary.
•Learners to study the self learning e-modules through the LMS.
•Continuous assessment at the end of each module.
•Attendance on a daily-basis using Aadhaar number.
•On fulfilling the minimum number of learning hours and successful completion of assessment, the learners will be eligible to appear for Real time examination process in collaboration with nationally recognized Certifying Agencies namely National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu (ICTACT), Haryana Knowledge Corporation Limited (HKCL), National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD).
•Certificates will be issued to successful candidates.
•Training cost to the training agencies would be released by CSC-SPV only after successful certification of the candidates subject to meeting the prescribed outcome criteria.