Govt nod for e-governance in all districts

 The decision to this effect was taken by the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure (CCI) chaired by the prime minister here.

An amount of Rs 1663.08 crore is to be spent on the proposed district-level e-governance scheme titled National Rollout of e-District Mission Mode Project. The scheme  will be implemented in all 640 districts over a period of four years (2011-2015).

Centre’s share of expenditure for the district-level e-governance project is estimated to be Rs 1233.08 crore while states' share has been put at Rs 430 crore.

The Centre has already introduced the scheme in 41 districts on a pilot basis. The CCI also approved constitution of an empowered committee for coordinating the implementation of the project.

Way back in 2006 the government had approved National e-Governance Plan with an objective to “make all government services accessible to the common man in his locality,  through common service delivery outlets to ensure efficiency, transparency and reliability of such services at affordable costs to realise the basic needs of the common man.” To realise this vision as many as 27 central and state mission mode projects (MMPs) were identified and approved under the NeGP. States have the flexibility to identify up to five additional state-specific projects, which are particularly relevant for the economic development of the state.

With the introduction of distict-level e-governance, common men are likely to have an easy access to government to citizen (G2C) services close to their houses through the common service centres (CSCs) in an integrated manner.

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