Digital Literacy Scheme cabinet gives approval to RS 2351 Crore

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Digital Literacy Scheme  – under this scheme cabinet has approved Rs 251 Crore , This approval will give a boom under the Digital Literacy Scheme.This scheme comes under Digital India Mission .Under the scheme 60 million rural households will be made digitally literate in two years time period. Also to get this done Transactions will done through credit and debit card , through card swiping machines, which stood at 166 million in November, shot up to 311 million in December before declining to 183.15 million in January.The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday cleared a Rs 2,351 crore scheme to make 60 million rural households digitally literate in two years—a step aimed at promoting a less-cash economy according to prime minister.

This is also a very big move under making of Digital India in terms of digital transactions after the discontinuation of high-value currency bills from 9 November – said Demonetization (Note bandi) Yojana of Modi .

How Digital Literacy Scheme will work

Along with the Digital Literacy Scheme  Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan or PMGDISHA will begin with digitally training 2.5 million candidates in the current financial year, 27.5 million in 2017-18 and 30 million in 2018-19. Each of the 250,000 gram panchayats are expected to register an average of 200-300 candidates to ensure equitable geographical reach, said an official statement.

Ministry of electronics and information technology will implement the scheme with states and union territories. It will train individuals on performing cashless transactions through mobile phones, digital wallets, mobile banking, unified payments interface (UPI) and Aadhaar enabled payment system (AEPS).