Under the programme to be rolled out through the Common Service Centres (CSCs), training would be imparted to 1.10 lakh people in five selected blocks picking up one person from every eligible household, a spokesman of Haryana Electronics and Information Technology Department said.

One block each in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Karnal, Jind and Panchkula districts has been selected for rolling out the programme, he said.

Giving details about the levels of training, he said under level-1, training would be imparted to make a person IT-literate and enable him to operate a computer or digital access devices, send and receive emails and surf the internet for information.

Under level-2, those selected would be trained to effectively avail themselves of various government-to-citizen and business-to-citizen services besides basic level IT literacy.

The main objective is to declare the selected blocks 100 percent digitally literate. For this, 20,000 beneficiaries are to be trained under phase I by October, 2015.

In addition, 90,000 more would be trained in level 1 and level 2 digital literacy courses over a period of four years.

He said 50 percent of the seats for beneficiaries would be reserved for SC/ ST/ BPL categories. Their training cost would be borne by the Union Government.

For the remaining 50 percent seats, 75 percent of the training cost would be borne by the Union Government and the balance 25 percent would be payable by the beneficiary.

The total fee of level-1 course would be Rs 500 for 20-hour course duration and for Rs 1,000 for level 2 having 40 hours duration, he added.

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