EN­ABLING DIG­I­TAL EM­POW­ER­MENT

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NIELIT is keen to de­velop syn­ergy for cre­ation of in­dus­try ori­ented cus­tom­ized cour­ses to cater to the skill de­vel­op­ment needs of com­pa­nies in the area of Elec­tron­ics, IT and re­lated ver­ti­cals.

The Na­tional In­sti­tute of Elec­tron­ics and In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy (NIELIT) is a body un­der the ad­min­is­tra­tive con­trol of the Depart­ment of Elec­tron­ics and In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy (De­ity), Min­istry of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy, Gov­ern­ment of In­dia. It is a pro­fes­sional ex­am­i­na­tion body in In­dia, which ac­cred­its train­ing pro­grams in IT and Elec­tron­ics, spe­cial­is­ing in the non­for­mal sec­tor of ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing. Ac­tively en­gaged in the de­vel­op­ment of qual­i­fied hu­man re­sources in the ar­eas of IT, elec­tron­ics, com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nolo­gies, hard­ware, cy­ber law, cy­ber se­cu­rity, IPR, GIS, cloud com­put­ing, ESDM, e-gov­er­nance and re­lated ver­ti­cals, it has not only cre­ated an in­sti­tu­tion­al­ized model for the con­duct of na­tion-wide ex­am­i­na­tions, both in the On­line and the con­ven­tional modes, but has also made deep in­roads to take skill de­vel­op­ment ini­tia­tives to the nook and cor­ner of the coun­try.

DIG­I­TAL IN­DIA

The Gov­ern­ment has em­barked on the am­bi­tious ‘Dig­i­tal In­dia’ pro­gram, which is based on three fun­da­men­tal pil­lars – to cre­ate dig­i­tal ar­chi­tec­ture as a util­ity for cit­i­zens of In­dia; to en­sure dig­i­tal de­liv­ery of ser­vices; and to dig­i­tally em­power the cit­i­zens of In­dia. Dig­i­tal em­pow­er­ment refers to dig­i­tal lit­er­acy and es­sen­tially means that peo­ple, who may not be lit­er­ate, are trained to han­dle dig­i­tal de­vices so as to take ad­van­tage of e-gov­er­nance and dig­i­tal ser­vices and make a mean­ing­ful trans­for­ma­tion in their liveli­hood. The dig­i­tal revo­lu­tion has be­gun in the coun­try with NIELIT with its grow­ing net­work of cen­tres, in­clud­ing pri­vate train­ing part­ners in the PPP frame­work, is suit­ably poised to take for­ward the Na­tional Dig­i­tal Lit­er­acy Mis­sion (also known as DISHA) that aims to bridge the dig­i­tal di­vide. By min­imis­ing the dig­i­tal di­vide through skill de­vel­op­ment and by pro­vid­ing ba­sic dig­i­tal lit­er­acy at the click of a but­ton, NIELIT aims for more in­dus­try cour­ses for cre­at­ing jobs for the youth, es­pe­cially in ru­ral ar­eas.

NIELIT has proac­tively con­trib­uted in or­ga­niz­ing the launch of Dig­i­tal In­dia Week on July 1, 2015 by the Hon’ble Prime Min­is­ter. Var­i­ous pro­grammes were sched­uled in the en­tire week on PAN In­dia ba­sis through the NIELIT cen­tres i.e. Dis­sem­i­na­tion of in­for­ma­tion on e-waste, Dig­i­tal Locker, e-basta, Jee­wan Pra­maan, Aad­haar, Cy­ber Se­cu­rity, Cy­ber Hy­giene, e-gov­er­nance etc. In the week long cel­e­bra­tions more than 1.43 lakh par­tic­i­pants were mo­bi­lized.

CA­PAC­ITY BUILD­ING, SKILL DE­VEL­OP­MENT AND PROCESS RE-ENGI­NEER­ING

Skills de­vel­op­ment is cru­cial for stim­u­lat­ing a sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment process and can make a con­tri­bu­tion to fa­cil­i­tate the tran­si­tion from the in­for­mal to the for­mal econ­omy. The Na­tional Pol­icy on Skill De­vel­op­ment is aimed to­wards em­pow­er­ing all in­di­vid­u­als through im­proved skills, knowl­edge and na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized qual­i­fi­ca­tions to gain ac­cess to de­cent em­ploy­ment and en­sure In­dia’s com­pet­i­tive­ness in the global mar­ket. NIELIT plays an im­por­tant role for skilling of youth in the area of IECT, es­pe­cially in ru­ral sec­tors and has set an am­bi­tious tar­get of train­ing 55 lakh stu­dents in ICT for jobs through ESDM and Dig­i­tal Mar­ket­ing cour­ses in the com­ing 4-5 years.

NIELIT has es­tab­lished it­self as a premier or­ga­ni­za­tion hav­ing pan-in­dia pres­ence through a net­work of 31 own Cen­tres with its Head quar­ters at New Delhi. It is also well net­worked through­out and a net­work of about 900+ ac­cred­ited train­ing in­sti­tu­tions, be­sides a net­work of about 7000+ fa­cil­i­ta­tion cen­tres and is making ef­forts to bridge the ‘dig­i­tal di­vide’ through skill de­vel­op­ment lead­ing to em­ploy­a­bil­ity of youth, es­pe­cially for the marginal­ized sec­tions of the so­ci­ety. With the ob­jec­tive of us­ing tech­nol­ogy for process re-engi­neer­ing, at NIELIT, many in­sti­tu­tion­al­ized mech­a­nism has been put in place. Ac­cred­i­ta­tion and Reg­is­tra­tion pro­cesses have been sim­pli­fied by self cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of doc­u­ments. e-con­tent in In­dian Lan­guages have been made avail­able and cit­i­zens from re­mote lo­ca­tions are fa­cil­i­tated through a sys­tem of On­line as­sess­ment.

The first Model Ca­reer Cen­tre has been setup at NIELIT Cali­cut. This his­toric step would fa­cil­i­tate the as­pir­ing youth from ru­ral

and weaker sec­tion of the so­ci­ety to take ad­van­tage of ca­reer guidance and coun­sel­ing ser­vices. The NIELIT Cen­tre at Srinagar/ Jammu is set­ting up ‘smart class­rooms’ in 200 gov­ern­ment schools in the state of Jammu and Kash­mir, which seeks to im­prove the qual­ity of ed­u­ca­tion through the proac­tive use of tech­nol­ogy.

NIELIT has a strong pres­ence in the North East­ern Re­gion of In­dia. The only, one of its kind, Cy­ber Foren­sics Lab and Train­ing fa­cil­ity has been set up at NIELIT Ko­hima, well equipped with the lat­est tools

and tech­nol­ogy.

EM­POW­ER­ING ‘RU­RAL IN­DIA’

NIELIT has rolled out Dig­i­tal Mar­ket­ing cour­ses for ru­ral ar­ti­sans, weavers, traders etc. so that they can avail the ben­e­fits of e-commerce revo­lu­tion tak­ing place in the coun­try. It will help the trainees understand the fun­da­men­tals of dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing and ef­fec­tively uti­liz­ing the on­line sales chan­nel and will in­clude prac­ti­cal train­ing on cat­a­logu­ing, IT skills and so­cial me­dia tools re­quired for sell­ing on­line suc­cess­fully. Re­cently, a Dig­i­tal Mar­ket­ing Course was launched for Warli Artists at Talasari, Ma­ha­rash­tra. NIELIT is con­stantly striv­ing to­wards making mean­ing­ful con­tri­bu­tion to the Dig­i­tal In­dia ini­tia­tive and be­lieves that the Dig­i­tal Mar­ket­ing will em­power small and medium sized busi­nesses across the coun­try and help them tap the big In­dian e-commerce op­por­tu­nity.

With shift to­wards a knowl­edge so­ci­ety, the change in work­ing con­di­tions and high­speed evo­lu­tion of dig­i­ti­za­tion has be­come im­por­tant in ev­ery­day life. It was also an ef­fort to show­case the gov­ern­ment’s steps on making an easy ac­cess to tech­nol­ogy and gov­er­nance.

SUP­PORT­ING ‘MAKE IN IN­DIA’ THROUGH SKILL DE­VEL­OP­MENT IN ESDM

The Elec­tron­ics Man­u­fac­tur­ing sec­tor has a lot of po­ten­tial for large-scale em­ploy­ment of ITI grad­u­ates, Diploma hold­ers, etc. With rapid growth in Elec­tron­ics In­dus­try, re­ported at USD 1.75 Tril­lion, it is the largest and fastest grow­ing man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­try in the world and ex­pected to reach USD 2.4 Tril­lion by 2020. The es­ti­mated in­cre­men­tal hu­man re­source re­quire­ment till 2022 at the level of Diploma/other equally cer­ti­fied skills is about half a mil­lion; about 3 lakhs for ITI/ Vo­ca­tionsl Course; ap­prox­i­mately 4 lakhs for other grad­u­ates (non-engi­neer­ing); and that of 10th/12th pass are more than 6 lakhs.

The em­ploy­ment in the Elec­tron­ics in­dus­try is es­ti­mated to grow phe­nom­e­nally. Hence to fa­cil­i­tate skill de­vel­op­ment in ESDM (Elec­tronic Sys­tem De­sign and Man­u­fac­tur­ing) sec­tor fo­cus­ing on stu­dents/ un­em­ployed youth, ITI, Diploma, No­nengi­neer­ing grad­u­ates, etc. to in­crease their

NA­TIONAL DIG­I­TAL LIT­ER­ACY MIS­SION (NDLM)

em­ploy­a­bil­ity to work in ‘Man­u­fac­tur­ing’ and ‘Ser­vice sup­port’ func­tions.

Need for the scheme arises from the fact that the present ed­u­ca­tion/skill de­vel­op­ment sys­tem at both for­mal as well as non-for­mal level is not vi­brant enough to meet the emerg­ing re­quire­ment of the ESDM sec­tor. Hence, it is es­sen­tial for the Gov­ern­ment to in­ter­vene and cre­ate an en­abling re­quire­ment for in­creas­ing the num­bers of skill providers (both in pub­lic and pri­vate do­main). The key play­ers in this ini­tia­tive are iden­ti­fied as (i) Elec­tron­ics Sec­tor Skill Coun­cil of In­dia (ESSCI), (ii) Na­tional In­sti­tute of Elec­tron­ics and In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy and (iii) Tele­com Sec­tor Skill Coun­cil (TSSC), be­sides skill providers (both pub­lic and pri­vate), ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions in the States and UTS, etc.

In Phase –I, a to­tal of 90,000 per­sons are to be sup­ported un­der the scheme in 8 States, which has now been scaled up in Phase –II un­der the aegis of ‘Dig­i­tal In­dia’ pro­gramme launched by Hon’ble Prime Min­is­ter. The Phase –II would cover all re­main­ing States/uts of the coun­try in or­der to fa­cil­i­tate cre­ation of an eco-sys­tem for de­vel­op­ment of ESDM sec­tor in the en­tire Coun­try for fa­cil­i­tat­ing skill de­vel­op­ment for 3,28,000 per­sons in ESDM Sec­tor in pe­riod of 4 years. Many NIELIT Cen­tres are also equipped with state-of-the-art Elec­tronic Labs and un­der­takes niche cour­ses in ar­eas such as Em­bed­ded Sys­tem, VLSI, In­dus­trial Au­to­ma­tion etc.

NIELIT pro­vides for a dy­namic and in­te­grated plat­form to sup­port dig­i­tal lit­er­acy aware­ness, ed­u­ca­tion and ca­pac­ity pro­grammes that will help ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties take lead in the global dig­i­tal econ­omy and help them in main­tain­ing the com­pet­i­tive­ness and also shape a tech­no­log­i­cally em­pow­ered so­ci­ety. NDLM is an ef­fort to com­ple­ment the ob­jec­tives of Na­tional Op­tic Fi­bre Net­work (NOFN) plan to trans­form one from each house­hold as dig­i­tally lit­er­ate. Un­der NDLM, we pledge to work with multi-stake­holder to Dig­i­tally Lit­er­ate at least One adult from each of 147 mil­lion ru­ral house­hold of In­dia. It will be an ecosys­tem of dig­i­tal lit­er­acy aware­ness, ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing that will help In­dia take a lead in the global dig­i­tal econ­omy and help us to main­tain the com­pet­i­tive­ness and also shape a tech­no­log­i­cally em­pow­ered so­ci­ety.

E-GOV­ER­NANCE

e-gov­er­nance has steadily evolved from com­put­er­i­sa­tion of gov­ern­ment de­part­ments to ini­tia­tives that en­cap­su­late the finer points of gov­er­nance, such as cit­i­zen cen­tric­ity, ser­vice ori­en­ta­tion and trans­parency. NIELIT takes a holis­tic view of e-gov­er­nance ini­tia­tives across the coun­try and in­te­grates them into a col­lec­tive vi­sion and a shared cause and is there­fore ex­pand­ing its in­fra­struc­ture reach to the re­motest of vil­lages in the coun­try through open­ing its own Cen­tres in places like Lun­glei in Aizawl, Kekri in Ajmer, Leh in J&k, to name a few. A large-scale dig­i­ti­za­tion of records has been ini­ti­ated in NIELIT Of­fice to en­able easy, re­li­able ac­cess and to do away with the use pa­pers, thereby cre­at­ing “Sim­ple, Mea­sur­able, Ac­cu­rate, Rel­e­vant and Trans­par­ent” (SMART) gov­er­nance.

The Union Min­is­ter for Com­mu­ni­ca­tions & In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy, Ravi Shankar Prasad at the foun­da­tion stone lay­ing cer­e­mony, NIELIT head­quar­ters Dwarka, New Delhi

Cy­cle rally or­gan­ised for sen­si­tis­ing res­i­dents of Har­i­jan Basti about Dig­i­tal In­dia

Dr. Ajay Ku­mar, Ad­di­tional Sec­re­tary, Di­ety, Dr. Ash­wini Kr. Sharma and Tanushree Deb Verma, Di­rec­tor, Direc­torate of IT and BT, dur­ing the work­shop on Skill de­vel­op­ment in ESDM sec­tor at Ban­glore

NIELIT Srinagar Cam­pus For more de­tails, visit : www.nielit.gov.in | Helpline (Toll Free): 1800-11-65-11

NIELIT Cali­cut Cam­pus

Sign­ing of MOU be­tween Dr. Ash­wini Ku­mar Sharma, and De­b­jani Ghosh, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, IN­TEL South Asia, for screen­ing of NIELIT ESDM cour­ses by

in­dus­try and pro­mote Dig­i­tal In­dia Mis­sion

The MOU was signed by Dr Ash­wini Ku­mar Sharma and Lt Gen. (Retd) Dr S. P. Kochhar, CEO, Tele­com Sec­tor Skill Coun­cil (TSCC) to carry out ESDM train­ing across In­dia

Ex­chang­ing of MOU be­tween Dr. Ash­wini Ku­mar Sharma and Ku­nal Bahl, CEO & Founder, Snapdeal, for rolling out dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing cour­ses

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