Microsoft & MSDE collaborate to enhance computer literacy of civil servants

Aiming to enhance the functional computer literacy of nearly 2.5 million civil servants of the Central government Microsoft has partnered with the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), and Capacity Building Commission (CBC). The project will digitally empower them to provide efficient and effective citizen-centric services to the vulnerable and underprivileged sections of society.

 Group Head and Director, Government Affairs, Microsoft India Ashutosh Chadha, said, "Through this programme, we are aiming to empower central government employees on key digital skills and amplify the vision of Digital India,". He further added, "This initiative will not only drive more productivity but will also enable ease of doing business with more digital solutions,".

The training will include job roles such as Section Officers, Assistant Section Officers, Clerks, Upper Division Clerks, Lower Division Clerks, Under Secretaries, Deputy Secretaries, and equivalent officers at senior, junior and supporting levels in the central government entities, under the said project.

CBC has undertaken the capacity-building plans for the ministries of Defence, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Expenditure, Finance, Social Justice, Civil Aviation, Ports and Shipping, and Labour.

Secretary, MSDE Rajesh Aggarwal in a statement said, "Our aim is to develop citizen-friendly and business-friendly policies. Technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are now an essential component of our work life,". "Therefore, it is imperative that our workforce is trained in these programmes, and I am certain that with this alliance, we will be able to make Mission Karmayogi, a successful scheme," Aggarwal added.

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