With panchayats getting online,govt aims for e-Bharat

AS the e-governance initiative picks up,the Prime Minister’s Committee on National e-Governance Plan has set new

Written by ENS Economic Bureau | New Delhi | Published: July 2, 2013 2:42 am

AS the e-governance initiative picks up,the Prime Minister’s Committee on National e-Governance Plan has set new targets for various e-governance plans in the country.

Among the initiatives planned for the year,the committee has set a target of connecting 200 districts in the country under e-District project. The government has already connected 139 districts under the project. By the end of this fiscal,the government intends to bring 339 out of 600 districts in the country under the scheme.

Under the e-District initiative,the government aims to provide high-volume government services at the district and sub-district levels to the citizens in electronic mode across the country.

With the government plan to connect all 2,50,000 panchayats in the country through national optical fibre network,the Department of Electronic and information technology (Deity) is implementing a sustainable model for delivery of services to citizens and institutions through the optical fibre network.

The pilot project is being carried out in 59 panchayats in three blocks of Rajasthan,Andhra Pradesh and Tripura. Under the scheme,all panchayats are provided 100 Mbps connection and all institutions are being provided 10 Mbps horizontal connectivity.

Under the e-Bharat initiative,which envisages to support the National e-governance Plan’s countrywide plans of increasing the availability of online services for citizens in their locality,the government approved 20 proposals last year.

The proposals,include transforming registration of deeds in UP,comprehensive health informatics in Kerala,GIS-enablement of utilities in Delhi and universal e-gov training for government employees in Madhya Pradesh.

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