National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) launched in Telangana
Sat 20 December 2014
Emphasizing the importance of the mass digital literacy scheme for citizens in rural areas, Secretary, ITE& C, Government of Telangana, Mr. Harpreet Singh officially launched the National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) programme in the state on December 20, 2014.
Mr. B. Sridhar, Director, ESD and Dr. Dinesh Kumar Tyagi, CEO, CSC SPV signed the MoU in the presence of the Mr. Harpreet Singh, IT Secretary; Mr. Sarfaraz Ahmed, Joint Collector, Karim Nagar; Dr. Preeti Meena, Joint Collector, Nalgonda; Mr. Hanumanth Rao, Special Officer, GADA; Mr. Abhishek, Technical Secretary to IT Minister and other ESD officials. Mr. Sridhar explained the need and importance of digital literacy in rural areas and how it can change the lives of rural population.
In the first phase, this project is being implemented in 4 mandals of Gajwel (Medak), Suryapeta (Nalgonda), Sircilla (Karimnagar), and Achampet (Mehaboobnagar). A total of 30,000 people will be trained (7500 per Mandal). NDLM learning centres will be set up at accessible locations, where training will be imparted to people, followed by assessments. 10 VLE’s (Meeseva Operators) from each Mandal have been identified to carry out a survey to identify the non-IT literates. 60,000 people will be surveyed in these Mandals to identify 30,000 beneficiaries.
Tablets loaded with NDLM Application were distributed to the VLE’s for doing the household survey.
The ambitious NDLM programme seeks to identify one person (in the age group of 14-60 years) from each household and make them e-literate so that he/she can operate a computer or a digital device, send and receive emails and search the Internet.