Digital Divide

DMPQ- E-Shram portal is a great initiative in the course of ensuring dignity for unorganized sector, but it has a long way to go. Throw light on the challenges it faces . Also suggest some measures to improve it’s functioning.

. Recently, the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) launched the e-Shram portal for creating a National Database of Unorganized Workers (NDUW). The portal came into being after the Supreme Court directed the Government to complete the registration process of unorganized workers. This much needed step, considering the enactment of Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008 is however, about a decade late to come into existence. As much as appreciable the step is towards addressing the issues of the informal sector, the portal also raises concerns over issues like workers’ data protection, digital illiteracy etc. Unorganised Sector and e-Shram Total ... Read more

20.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chhattisgarh to Distribute Free Smartphones to Over 50 Lakh People   Chhattisgarh government will start distributing smartphones to over 50 lakh people for free from May under the Sanchar Kranti Yojana (SKY), months ahead of assembly polls in the state.   Women heads of households will be the priority recipients of the smartphones.   The Chhattisgarh Infotech Promotion Society (CHiPS) has started the preparation for the distribution of phones, as per the announcement made by the chief minister last year to reduce the digital divides. INTERNATIONAL   ·        Official Mascot of FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Unveiled   Son ... Read more

18.01.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Route survey for bharat net phase-ii soon   The Chhattisgarh Infotech Promotion Society (CHiPS), the nodal agency of Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of Chhattisgarh, will be getting route survey and Right of Way (RoW) clearance done for Bharat Net Phase-II project in the State, officials informed. Notably, Bharat Net is a project initiated by the Central Government and funded by Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) with an aim to provide broadband connectivity to over two lakh fifty thousand (250,000) Gram Panchayats of India. The project aims to provide internet access using Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) and ... Read more