The Digital India vision provides intensified impetus to e-governance initiatives to meet the aspirations of its citizens, where the government and its services reach the doorsteps of citizens.

Capacity Building scheme under Digital India programme envisions building adequate and relevant capacities at all levels in the Government. The objective is to develop a holistic understanding on visualizing, conceiving and delivering projects.

The scheme was initially approved in 2008 with training & knowledge sharing initiatives and technical manpower support to bridge the relevant skill-sets and expertise in managing large IT/ e-governance projects and to develop an appropriate institutional framework to handle the capacity building requirements of the State. In 2015, the scheme under Digital India programme was continued under phase II that included special focus on Central Line Ministries introducing new components for maximum outreach; bringing flexibility, continuity in learning through technology led platforms (LMS & KMS); and to handle the capacity building requirements of States/UTs and Central Line Ministries with an appropriate institutional framework.

To meet the above objectives, the schemes’ focus is on:

  • Training and knowledge sharing initiatives, including dynamic training need assessment, orientation, thematic workshops, intensive role-based trainings & online learning, and knowledge exchange (LMS & KMS) to build desired capacities within the Government
  • Handholding support to the States & supplementing some of the critical competencies through State e-Mission teams (SeMTs)
  • Develop and strengthen suitable institutional framework


National e-Governance Division is the national coordinator for CB implementation under the guidance and monitoring of the Empowered Committee chaired by Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & IT. At the State / UT level, Secretary of the respective State IT Deptt. (or any other department nominated by the State government) and the State Designated Agency are nodal agencies for implementing the proposed Capacity Building scheme.