In India, Chattisgarh is enabling a 'digital government' by empowering private citizens as agents for delivering government services to citizens (G2C) through the Chattisgarh Online Informatics for Citizen Empowerment (CHOICE) program.
Chattisgarh Infotech and Biotech Promotion Society (CHIPS), the e-Governance implementing agency stated that the state will expand these offerings to make the government services available anywhere and anytime. CHOICE is built on open source, which provides a one stop solution to 130 service, including G2G, G2B and G2C services. It also provides e-Payment facility for CSEB electricity bills and covers various government departments like the collectorate, municipality, police, Raipur Development Authority, PWD, and Education. Recently, CHOICE has been implemented at 50 centres in Raipur and soon it would be extended to five more districts. The government is aiming to cover all districts by the end of year 2009.