Centre launches DigiSaksham to train unemployed youth

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Centre launches DigiSaksham to train unemployed youth

  • Union Labour Ministry and Microsoft India have jointly launched a digital skilled platform “DigiSaksham” to enhance youth employability.
  • According to the Centre, the platform will impart digital skills to youth that are required in an increasingly technology-driven era.
  • The Centre will provide free of cost training in digital skills, including advanced computing, to three lakh youth in the scheme’s first year.

Significance of Initiative

  • This joint initiative with Microsoft india is an extension of the Government’s ongoing programs to support the youth from rural and semi-urban areas.
  • The Jobseekers can access the training through National Career Service (NCS) Portal (
  • The initiative gives priority to the job-seekers of semi urban areas belonging to disadvantaged communities, including those who have lost their jobs due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Details of DigiSaksham

  • Under the DigiSaksham initiative, there will be basically three types of training viz. Digital Skills – Self paced learning, VILT mode training (Virtual Instructor led) and ILT mode training (Instructor led).
  • The ILT training which is in person training would be conducted at the Model Career Centres (MCCs) and National Career Service Centres (NCSC) for SCs/STs across the country.
  • Through this initiative, nearly one crore active jobseekers registered on National Career Service (NCS) Portal will be able to access training in areas like Java Script, Data Visualisation, Advance Excel etc.
  • This will equip them with the skills required in a digital economy.

National Career Service (NCS) Project

  • Ministry of Labour and Employment is implementing the NCS as a Mission Mode Project for transformation of the National Employment Service.
  • The project aims to provide a variety of employment related services like job matching, career counselling, vocational guidance, information on skill development courses, apprenticeship, internships etc.
  • The services under NCS are available online which was dedicated to the Nation in 2015.
  • All the services available in the portal are free of cost for all stake holders including jobseekers, employers, training providers and placement organizations.