Under the Digital India Programme, the Hon’ble Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi today launched two websites www.nipccd-earchive.wcd.nic.in and www.nipccd-elearning.wcd.nic.in of the WCD Ministry.
These websites are developed by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in collaboration with National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD), an autonomous body of the Ministry, an apex Institute for training of the ICDS/ICPS/NGOs Functionaries.
The e-Archive website will serve as a full-fledged electronic library that will help in compiling and integrating publications and resource materials from all departments of the Ministry with regards to their national policies, plan of actions, programmes, national and state level achievements, schemes, goals, circulars, books, presentations, periodicals, research publications, government orders, circulars, compendium of research articles, document pdfs, audio and video spots etc.
NIPCCD in its continuous endeavor to upgrade the knowledge and skill of functionaries and trainers, has developed a series of e-courses that are user friendly and promote learning in an interactive manner. In this direction, the Institute has developed the e-learning portal as a self-study platform. The first e-course starting today is the Job Training Course for Child Development Project Officers of ICDS and will gradually bring in new training programmes. The purpose of developing e-learning portal is to provide an opportunity and access to technical concepts, knowledge and communicate to a much wider audience at a faster pace to develop and increase their skill.
Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi lauded the efforts of the Ministry of Women and Child Development and NIPCCD in developing e-Archive and e-Learning portal which would go a long way to create a knowledge repository in the area of Maternal Health and Child Care. She further congratulated NIPCCD in developing the e-learning portal which is in consonance with Prime Minister’s vision of skill development and digital literacy programme for ground level functionaries currently being implementing in various social development programmes.
Shri V. Somasundaran, Secretary, WCD said this is the time when we envisage the digitalization of our knowledge resources in order to use them efficiently at minimum cost. He also appreciated the efforts put in by NIPCCD in developing both the websites.