GUWAHATI, June 4 - Under the umbrella of Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s flagship programme of Digital India, the National e-Governance Division (NeGD) has joined hands with the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), an autonomous Scientific Society of DeitY, Government of India, to train 16,000 government employees of all the northeastern states in two years.
This is an effort of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Government of India under a special scheme �Preparing North East for Digital India�. Under this programme 4,400 government officials are to be trained in all districts of Assam.
The NIELIT Guwahati launched the scheme on Wednesday by starting the training of first batch of 20 Government of Assam employees in NIELIT CCC course in Nalbari district.
The programme was inaugurated at Indian Medical Association (IMA) hall, Nalbari by the chief guest, MC Sahu, Commissioner & Secretary, IT Department, Government of Assam, in the presence of Dr Om Prakash, Deputy Commissioner, Nalbari district and K Baruah, Director, NIELIT Guwahati, amid other dignitaries, participants, media invitees, officials of the NIELIT Guwahati and training partner M/s Manav Shakti Jagaran, Nalbari and students.
The NIELIT Guwahati will train 145 Assam government employees of Nalbari district.
Earlier, the programme was launched at Tezpur on May 30. It will be further launched soon at places like Silchar, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Dhubri, Biswanath Chariali, Tinsukia, Udalguri, etc., and to be followed in most other district headquarters of the State.
�The training programme of NeGD and NIELIT partnership is directly going to benefit the government employees of Assam to take part in the implementation of e-governance and also propagate the mission Digital India to transform the entire ecosystem of public services through the use of information technology,� a DeitY official said.