Gujarat govt to launch program to promote digital literacyMarch 18, 2015
Gujarat Council on Science & Technology (GUJCOST) under Digital India –Digital Gujarat, through its unique Community Science Centres and School Science Club network has planned to design and develop a series of programmes and outreach activities for school and college students, teachers and the common citizens to accelerate Digital Literacy in the society. For this purpose an amount of Rs.1.5 crore has been allocated by the state government to design the program.
The GUJCOST will tries to popularizes the use of digital technology in the day to day life as well as promoting the use of technology in availing various government services. Gujarat Government is planning to roll out around 500 online services related to the different departments in coming days.
GUJCOST was established in September, 1986, to play a catalytic role in promoting the use of Science and Technology in the development process of the State.
The S&T Council was constituted with a view to develop technologies appropriate to and in harmony with present conditions.
The Council has been catalyzing interaction between developers and users of technologies, by bringing on a common platform to training Scientists and Engineers on the one hand and policy makers as well as administrators on the other.
Accordingly, the State Council is identifying the areas in which Science and Technology can be applied for development activities and achieve the goals of the State, with a particular emphasis to eliminate the prevailing backwardness, rural unemployment and poverty. It was also felt necessary to establish effective Communication and other links between, and Co-ordinate the activities of centres of Scientific and Technological Research, Government agencies and industries in order to promote the application of Science and Technology in the State. The Council is an autonomous body registered under the Societies Registration Act.
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