Aiming to make the nation digitally more vibrant, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday urged that all states should have at least one National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT).
The NIELIT is an autonomous scientific society under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology to carry out human resource development and related activities in the area of information, electronics and communications technology.
“There is no aspect of human life which is untouched by advances in information technology and electronics. NIELIT has endeavoured to lead by example and is empowering youth through skill development and capacity building initiatives. In addition to digital literacy, the demands for skilling in basic cyber security concepts has also increased manifold, and NIELIT is equitably poised to address this challenge,” he said.
For effective implementation of skill development programmes, including government’s initiatives at a pan-India level, he said that NIELIT should strive to ensure that it has a presence through at least one centre in each state.
Prasad on Saturday inaugurated the NIELIT Bhawan, a new state-of-the-art green building at Dwarka.
The NIELIT has a pan-India presence through 36 centres and about 9,000 training partners.