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Microsoft, Govt intend to train computer skills to civil servants

Microsoft and the Indian government will work together on a programme to teach its digital toolkit to almost 2.5 million civil servants. The Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), the Capacity Building Commission (CBC), and the tech giant are working together to support civil servants in their efforts to assist the less fortunate with the help of Microsoft.

Microsoft, Government programme Highlights:

  • Microsoft will assist civil servants in providing last-mile social welfare services.
  • For the ministries of Defense, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Expenditure, Finance, Social Justice, Civil Aviation, Ports and Shipping, and Labour, the CBC performs capacity building with Microsoft.
  • The absence of digital productivity application abilities required while dealing with Microsoft Office programmes like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations represented a significant competency gap among civil servants.
  • The company will provide an online learning course on Microsoft Office 365’s digital productivity suite options for MSDE as part of the collaboration.
  • With the help of this programme, the aim is to strengthen the concept of Digital India and equip central government employees with essential digital skills.

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