CSC Academy, the training and capacity-building arm of the Common Service Centers (CSC) scheme, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) to enhance digital literacy and promote digital empowerment across India.
Under the MoU, CSC Academy and NIELIT will collaborate on a range of initiatives, including training and certification programs in digital literacy, skill development in emerging technologies, and capacity-building programs for entrepreneurs and rural communities.
The collaboration will also include joint research projects and knowledge-sharing initiatives, aimed at promoting innovation and driving digital transformation in India.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Dr. Dinesh Tyagi, Director General of NIELIT, highlighted the importance of digital literacy and skill development in achieving the government’s vision of a Digital India.
He emphasized the need for partnerships between industry, academia, and government to address the digital skills gap and promote digital inclusion, particularly in rural and underprivileged communities.
Dr. Tyagi also highlighted the role of NIELIT in providing training and certification programs in emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and blockchain, to meet the evolving needs of the digital economy.
CSC Academy CEO Dr. Dinesh Kumar Tyagi emphasized the complementary nature of the partnership, which brings together CSC Academy’s extensive network of training centers and NIELIT’s expertise in digital literacy and skill development.
He expressed confidence that the collaboration would contribute significantly to the government’s Digital India initiative, empowering individuals and communities to participate fully in the digital economy.
The MoU between CSC Academy and NIELIT is part of a broader effort by the Indian government to promote digital literacy and digital inclusion across the country.
Through initiatives such as the CSC scheme, which provides digital services and training to rural and underprivileged communities, and the Digital India program, which aims to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy, the government is working to bridge the digital divide and promote inclusive growth.