PM launches scheme to provide Wi-Fi to every village
The central government on Wednesday announced three major plans to boost the economy. It has two announcements pertaining to the digital economy. One of these is the public Wi-Fi network access scheme ‘PM Vani’. The aim is to extend the Wi-Fi network to every village.
Another plan is to provide 4G network in Arunachal Pradesh and fiber cable in Lakshadweep. At the same time, the self-reliance scheme has also been approved. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, and Labor Minister Santosh Gangwar gave information at the press conference.
Public Wi-Fi plan
Announcing the scheme, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said a public data office, public data aggregator, and app provider would be set up under it. The app provider will receive the registration within seven days. It doesn’t even require a license.
Under it, the government will open a Public Data Office (PDO), without the need for any kind of license. Any existing store will be converted to a data office. The government will allow the center to open in 7 days for data office, data aggregator, app system.
Wi-Fi will be available as soon as you download the app
The Union Minister said that there is a huge potential for digital education in the hinterland. For this, anyone has to download the app once. It can then take WiFi from any public data office. The advantage will be that people will use high-speed internet. The new business will start. Children in villages will be able to download books from the internet. Will be able to get an education with the help of Wi-Fi. The rate of its use will also be fixed. The government will not intervene. How much this feature will cost will be left to the market.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the islands of Lakshadweep would also be connected with fiber connectivity. Connectivity from Cochin to 11 islands of Lakshadweep will be reached in 1000 days.
Approval of Self-Employed India Employment Scheme
Union Minister Santosh Gangwar informed that a self-reliant India employment scheme will be implemented in the country. Under which Rs 22,000 crore will be invested by the year 2020-23. About 58.50 lakh employees will benefit under this scheme. From March 2020 to next year, the government will contribute to the EPF of those who have joined the job. The government will provide 24 percent EPF contribution to a company with less than 1000 employees.
The special thing about the plan
- The scheme will cover employees whose monthly salary is less than Rs 15,000
- Under the scheme, the government will provide 24 percent EPF to the employees employed from October 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.
- Organizations with 1000 or fewer employees will be covered under this scheme.
- The government will contribute 12 percent to organizations with more than 1,000 employees.
- In addition, consideration is being given to re-employing those who lost their jobs during LOCK.
- If an organization with 50 employees hires 2 new people, it will benefit.
An organization with more than 50 employees will have to employ 5 people, which will benefit the scheme.
According to Santosh Gangwar, when the Modi government came to power, there were 6 crore jobs in the organized sectors, now the employment in this sector has increased to 10 crores. In addition, the Union Cabinet has approved the USOF scheme in two districts of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam. Asked about the farmers’ movement and agricultural laws, he said the government was seeking a solution through dialogue with farmers.