To roll out mass computer literacy scheme, says govt

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Feb 08, 2015 00:52 IST

With a view to achieving the goal of "digital Haryana", the state government said here on Saturday that it was all set to roll out mass computer literacy scheme "Digital Saksharta Abhiyaan".

A spokesman of the electronics and information technology department said that under the programme to be rolled out through the common service centres (CSCs), 1.10 lakh people from five selected blocks, one from every eligible household, would be trained.

A block each in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Karnal, Jind and Panchkula districts was selected for rolling out the programme, he said, adding that in the level-1 programme, the trainees will learn to operate computer and digital-access devices; send and receive email; and surf the Internet for information.

In level-2, they will learn to use citizen and business services with the help of these basic skills.

The objective is to declare the selected blocks 100% computer literate. For this, 20,000 beneficiaries will be trained in level-1 by October, and another 90,000 in levels 1 and 2 over four years, the spokesman has said.

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