Microsoft joins hands with MSDE, CBC to train 2.5 million civil servants in India

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Tech huge Microsoft on Wednesday together with the Union Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), and Capacity Building Commission (CBC) to improve the functional computing skills of nearly 2.5 million government officials Central government.



The project — Capacity Building by MSDE in Microsoft Digital Productivity Skills — will enable them digitally to deliver efficient and effective citizen-centric services to the vulnerable and disadvantaged sections of society.

“With this program, we aim to empower central government employees with key digital skills and strengthen the vision of Digital India,” Ashutosh Chadha, group head and Director, Government Affairs, Microsoft India

“This initiative not only increases productivity, but also makes it easier to do business with more digital solutions,” added Chadha.

Within the project, the training will include positions such as Section Officers, Assistant Section Officers, Clerks, Upper Division Clerks, Lower Division Clerks, Undersecretaries, Assistant Secretaries and equivalent officers at senior, junior and support levels in the central government agencies. .

CBC has executed the capacity building plans for the Ministries of Defense, Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, Expenditure, Finance, Social Justice, Civil Aviation, Ports and Shipping and Labor.

As part of the partnership, Microsoft will develop an online, self-study course on Microsoft Office 365 digital productivity suites for MSDE offerings, enabling MSDE to deliver digital skills training to government officials in ministries and departments.

Courses are created in two categories — Beginner and Advanced courses of 12 hours each — and students are admitted to the Advanced course upon receipt of the Certificate of Completion of the Beginner’s Course.

“Our goal is to develop citizen-friendly and business-friendly policies. Technology has become an integral part of our daily lives, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are now an essential part of our work life,” Rajesh Aggarwalsecretary, MSDE, said in a statement.

“Therefore, it is imperative that our staff is trained in these programs, and I am confident that with this alliance we will be able to Mission Karmayogia successful plan,” Aggarwal added.

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