Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad 09 May 2018 launched the website of Digital India Internship Scheme in New Delhi. Under this scheme, 25 interns will be inducted for a period of three months. Briefing media, the minister said, these interns will be paid a stipend of 10 thousand rupees per month. Mr Prasad complimented NIC who will take 10 interns separately.
He appealed to the youth to apply to the internship programme saying that Digital India is important in the scheme of things. The Minister asked officials to train the interns properly and handhold them in such a way that they get the incentive for the future.
The internship is an opportunity for a student to secure first hand and practical work experience under the guidance of qualified and experienced Supervisor and Mentor. It also aims at active participation in the learning process through experimentation and putting into practice the knowledge acquired in the classrooms.