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Introduction

NIELIT Centre, Patna was established in the year 2008 and is operational from 11th floor, Biscomaun Tower, Gandhi Maidan, Patna, with an objective to co-ordinate the activities of the various NIELIT Centres in the Eastern Region and to undertake pro-active role for promotion of NIELIT activities in the region thereby, extending the access of NIELIT to promote knowledge and skill development in Information, Electronics and Communications Technology (IECT) at various levels which will meet the requirement of the industry, thereby making the overall development of the region specially in Bihar State.

The Centre is also engaged in capacity building training programmes for the State Government of Bihar. Prominent among these programmes are the State Government Employees’ Training Programme, under which it is mandatory for Group ‘C’ employees to successfully complete the course on computer application to become eligible for annual increments. Nearly 19,000 employees have been trained so far. Also, NIELIT Patna is implementing training programmes under the ‘Kaushal Vikash’ mission of the Government of Bihar that aims to train 3.75 lakh unskilled youths of the district, subdivision and block levels to make them employable.

At the National Level, NIELIT has also framed a proposal to train 55 lakh candidates from weaker sections of the society, including women, under ‘IT for Jobs’, which is defined as the 8th pillar of the Digital India initiative. The Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR) has also mandated NIELIT to conduct BCC (Basic Comuter Course) training and examination of 25000 elected representative and panchayat functionaries. Training shall be accomplished in PPP mode and assessments shall be done by NIELIT in the Online mode. NIELIT, as one of the authorized examination agency under the National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM), is also conducting Online examinations with biometric enabled Aadhaar authentication of candidates. Successful candidates are issued digitally signed certificates in the Online mode, which bears a QR code, so that these certificates can also be verified in the Online mode.

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