Following the path of neighbouring states, late starter Orissa is going to set up common service centres (CSCs) in all the panchayats of the state. The CSCs are part of the mission mode project under the national e-Governance plan.
The centres will be single-point shops for delivery of all government services and will encourage other value added services such as agriculture based information/transactions, banking, insurance, micro-credits, telemedicine, e-Learning and entertainment. The scheme would be implemented through a three-tier structure. At the grassroots there will be a village-level entrepreneur akin to a franchisee. At the middle-level there will be a service centre agency (SCA) and at the apex level Orissa Computer Application Centre (OCAC)