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NEW DELHI: HP Inc., formerly Hewlett-Packard Company, a leading provider of products, solutions, services & IT infrastructure, under the aegis of Digital India Campaign, entered into an MOU with CSC e-Governance Services India Limited to bridge the digital education gap encountered by those living in remote regions.
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Following this commitment, HP Inc. India through the NDLM/Digital Literacy program of the GOI being implemented through CSC E Governance Services India Limited., aims to deliver pilot CSR projects to digitally empower and impact individuals living across remote regions in multiple Indian states by way of Digital literacy training, IT education, Entrepreneurial training and others.
HP Inc. is now evolving itself as a catalyst of Digital Transformation by providing Digitization solutions to various Central Government departments, State Governments and various enterprises. The company is proactively working with Government to realise its dream of Digital India by taking up various projects of Data Digitization, Cloud based E-learning and Digital Literacy across India.
The Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (DISHA) or National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) Scheme has been formulated to impart IT training to 52.5 lakh 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.
According to the data available with Govt, altogether 52.5 lakh 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 beneficiaries will be trained under the scheme. Nine lakh 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.
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