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Union MoS Rajesh Chandrashekhar unveils 5 NIELIT plaques in Nagaland

By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: May 07, 2022 12:10 am

Says there are tremendous opportunities for students with digital skill

Rajeev Chandrashekhar
Rajeev Chandrashekhar inaugurating the NIELIT Dimapur in the presence of Imnatiba on Friday. (EM Images)

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Dimapur, May 6 (EMN):
Students with digital skill and digital specialisation will get tremendous opportunity in job and entrepreneurship post Covid, said Union Minister of State for Electronics & IT and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Rajesh Chandrashekhar.

He said this during the unveiling programme of National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) Dimapur plaque on Friday. He also electronically unveiled the plaque in four other NIELIT extension centres in Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Pasighat and Senapati.

Chandrashekhar maintained that technology has enabled “government and governance to deliver every rupee meant for every beneficiary directly to his/her own account without any corruption and delay”, adding that it played a defining role in the rise of India in the global aspect.

He said that the country had created about 10 lakh new jobs in IT and electronics in the past one year, and produced about 100 billionaires in the past few years. He said that unlike in the past, these billionaires were not from “privileged background” but earned wealth and prosperity for themselves through hard work and innovations.

He said there is nothing wrong in people preferring to work in government sector and serve the public but “to give yourself more option as a youngster and be able to stand and deliver your own future and capabilities, this kind of technology skills are the answer”.

Stating that the Centre aims at providing opportunities to the youths who are trained in institution like NIELIT, NIC and others that are working with the state government, he urged the students in NIELIT to use the opportunity well, as ‘it is a gateway to a new life’.

‘It is the mandate of NIELIT that they will constantly create more up-skilling programmes within the system,’ he added.

Chandrasekhar also launched the NECB 2.0 project for capacity building and training in digital skill sets and current industry demanding technologies for various sections of society in the north-eastern states.

The project is funded by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and NIELIT is the implementing agency through its centres at Agartala, Aizwal, Gangtok Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Kohima and Shillong.

Imnatiba, Advisor of Industries and Commerce, Labour and Employment, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, said that NIELIT is also identified as incubation centre for IT sector, so it is also one of the implementing agencies for the start-up policy.

NIELIT and department of Industries and Commerce are also initiating digital intervention on handloom and handicraft sectors that is for the livelihood enhancement of artisans in the state, he added.

Advisor of Information Technology and Communication, Science and Technology, NRE, Mmhonlumo Kikon also highlighted some of the milestones covered by IT department in Nagaland. He said that since the inauguration of Software Technology Part of India (STPI) in Nagaland, 16 E-services have gone live, providing services to various department and the citizens, making the state second only to Assam in electronic transaction in the Northeast and best best-performing state in the region in terms of E-governance.

By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: May 07, 2022 12:10:52 am