National Digital Literacy Mission - (NDLM/PMU - Departement of Electronics & Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India),
has been initiated with the vision to empower at least one person per household with crucial digital literacy skills by 2020. This is expected to touch the lives of more than 250 million individuals over the next few years. NDLM is an effort to complement government’s vision to transform one from each household as digitally literate. The project aims at helping adults with low technological literacy develop the skills they need to interact in an increasingly digital world.
The National Digital Literacy Mission is a dynamic and integrated platform of digital literacy awareness, education and capacity programmes that will help rural communities fully participate in the global digital economy. (source: http://ndlm.nasscomfoundation.org/about-ndlm/)
Making one person in every family digitally literate is one of the integral components of the Prime Minister 's vision of “Digital India”.
The Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (DISHA) or National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) Scheme has been formulated to impart IT training to 52.5 lakh (5,25 Mio.) persons, including Anganwadi and ASHA workers and authorised ration dealers in all the States/UTs across the country so that the non-IT literate citizens are trained to become IT literate so as to enable them to actively and effectively participate in the democratic and developmental process and also enhance their livelihood.
Altogether 52.5 lakh (5.25 Mio.) persons, including Anganwadi and ASHA workers and authorised ration dealers will be trained under the programme in two phases. In the first phase, 10 lakh (1 Mio.) beneficiaries will be trained under the scheme. Out of this, 6.3 lakh (0.63 Mio.) beneficiaries will be trained on Level 1 and 2.7 lakh (0.27 Mio.) beneficiaries will be trained on Level 2. Nine lakh (0.9 Mio. )beneficiaries will be eligible for training fee support from the government. The rest 100,000 beneficiaries will be trained by the industry and civil society partners. Under Phase II, 42.5 lakh (4.25 Mio.) persons will be trained, which also includes Anganwadi and ASHA workers and authorised ration dealers. (source: http://www.ndlm.in/overview-of-ndlm.html)