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DigiSaksham Programme

9th October, 2021 Society

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Context:

  • Recently, the Union Labour Ministry and Microsoft India have jointly launcheda digital Skilled platform — DigiSaksham — to enhance youth employability.
  • This joint initiative is an extension of the ongoing programsto support the youth from rural and semi-urban areas.

 

Key Points About:

  • Free of cost training in digital skills including basic skills as well as advanced computing,will be provided to more than 3 lakh youths in the first year.
  • Priority will be given to the job-seekers of semi urban areas belonging to disadvantaged communities, including those who have lost their jobs due to Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Training would be conducted at the Model Career Centres (MCCs) and National Career Service Centres (NCSC) for Scheduled Castes (SCs)/Scheduled Tribes (STs) across the country.
  • Implemented by: Aga Khan Rural Support Programme India (AKRSP-1).
  • AKJRSP-I is a non-denominational, non-government development organization.
  • It works as a catalyst for the betterment of rural communities by providing direct support to local communities.
  • Role of NCS Portal: The Job Seekers can access the training through National Career Service (NCS) Portal.
  • NCS Portal is a one-stop solution that provides a wide array of employment and career related services to the citizens of India. It is implemented by the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

 

Need:

  • To bridge the gap of India’s digital divide, placing the country on the path to inclusive economic recovery and preparing India’s talent to thrive in a digital future catering not only to the needs of the domestic economy but also to tap the overseas employment opportunities.

Other Initiatives for Youth Employment:

  • Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0
  • Generation Unlimited in India (YuWaah)
  • National Career Service
  • Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)
  • Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY)
  • Pradhan Mantri Rojgar ProtsahanYojana (PMRPY)
  • Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA)