The 'e-Revolution' 2006 curtain raiser on July 19, 2006 focused on the roll out plan of the IT roadmap in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh in India.
The states of Punjab and Haryana and the UT Chandigarh have decided to take this initiative a step further and bring in more investments from IT companies to the region. National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) is a centralised initiative with decentralised implementation to meet the government's National Common Minimum Programme to improve the quality of basic governance by making all government services and welfare schemes accessible to the common man. The projects will be implemented through 26 mission mode projects and eight support components over the next five years. The ambitious Rs 23,000 crore NeGP is set to be rolled out all over India to make the government accessible to common man. The funding of NeGP components will be done through plan and non-plan budgetary provisions of the respective ministries or departments in the central and/or state governments. The panchayati raj ministry had initiated the move to connect 2,40,000 panchayats through Internet by October 15, 2007. Some projects are implemented on self-financing model through levy of service fee, adopting the public-private partnership model. Some MMP like land records, transport registration, income tax, central excise and common services centre are due for completion in the next 6 to 12 months whereas other services will become available progressively as per schedules.
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