As part of deepening
Citizen Engagement and to spread awareness about e-governance at village
level, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) is
undertaking an Outreach Campaign through Common Services Centres (CSCs)
across the country.
The campaign will be flagged-off by Shri Sachin Pilot, Minister of State
for Communication & Information Technology, along with Shri Omar
Abdullah, Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, from Ganderbal district
Mini Secretariat, near Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, tomorrow.
The campaign will travel through villages in 5 districts of J&K and will
halt at 115 CSC- Khidmat Centers. A fully furbished Exhibition Van will
provide opportunity for hands on experience about various public
services available through these Centers. Other interesting elements of
the Exhibition are Nukkad Nataks, audio visual experience and Village
Level Entrepreneur assistance in educating people about convenience and
transparency of services available through CSCs.
In Phase-I, the campaign will be rolled out in 11 states - Jammu &
Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Goa, West Bengal, Jharkhand,
Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh - covering 1343
Common service centers are providing various govt. services to people
like Certificates (Birth, Death, Domicile, caste, Income etc) MNREGA
payments, DOEACC’s CCC courses and non government services, Bank account
opening, withdrawal/ deposit, loan document, online railways and airline
ticket booking, DTH recharge, etc.
Common service centers are part of National e-Governance Plan ( NeGP)
which is a major initiative of the Government of India for ushering in
e-Governance for improving the quality of basic governance, on a massive
scale in areas of concern to the common man.
The vision of NeGP is to “Make all Government services accessible to the
common man in his locality, through common service delivery outlets and
ensure efficiency, transparency & reliability of such services at
affordable costs to realize the basic needs of the common man”.
NeGP aims at improving delivery of Government services to citizens and
businesses and consists of 31 Mission Mode Projects and 8 Components
supporting delivery of nearly 5 Crore e-transactions or e-Services every
month across the country.
Electronic (e) services help the government get closer to the citizens
by creating awareness about their rights and the availability of public
services, thereby encouraging greater participation.