Digital services firm Atos and Nasscom Foundation on Wednesday launched National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) centres dedicated to training and imparting digital literacy at Vadodara Gujarat, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.
The NDLM centres will conduct skill development programs in the area of Information Technology.
Atos in collaboration with NASSCOM Foundation will endeavor to leverage the IT training as envisaged under the NDLM Scheme with the objectives of appreciation of Digital Literacy - that aims to make a person IT literate.
Atos in India will facilitate the training infrastructure and the trainers at these NDLM centres with the help of NASSCOM nominated NGO. These centres together will provide training on all digital devices, specifically, computers and mobile phones. Once trained, the beneficiaries will be able to send emails, connect on social media, buy from e-Commerce websites, and will even know how to use internet to avail various government services such as registering for AADHAR Cards, Ration Cards, PAN Cards, and other such internet enabled services.
Surendrasinh Gohil, SVP and Head Global Delivery Centers for Infrastructure and Data Management Division, said: “As a leading international digital services company, we are pleased to announce our association with NASSCOM Foundation in accomplishing the larger goal of Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (DISHA) or also known as NDLM Scheme. The mission is both aspiring and ambitious in its scale to train the non-IT literate citizens to become IT literate. A sound foundation starts with a modest beginning; this is quite an enabling initiative across India. We are confident that this initiative will help a part of the society, that otherwise wouldn’t have been able to access the opportunities offered by the Digital economy in India. We are happy to partner with NASSCOM Foundation and Deepak Foundation in this initiative and look forward to make this community service a success for Vadodara citizens.”