Financial Information Network and Operations Ltd. (FINO), India has partnered with eGov Services, a leading eGovernance services organization for Common Service Centre (CSCs) projects across Jharkhand, India.
According to the agreement, eGov Services will deliver FINO's microfinance offerings aggregated by CSC Infrastructure. Therefore, eGov Services will become the first State CSC Agency (SCA)to roll out FINO's microfinance technology offering. eGov Services has entered into a strategic relationship with FINO, to make available numerous financial products and services to citizens across Jharkhand in association with multi partner Banks & Insurance Companies partnering with FINO. This association will enable eGov Services cover a total of 132 blocks, 17131 Villages & 3000 CSC's by March'2008. eGov Services has already completed 475 CSC's and are implementing 10 CSC's a day. eGov Services will control the operations of CSCs, using innovative Smart Card based technologies provided by FINO. The state government of Jharkhand would be able to reach out to citizens for benefit payments across the country, beginning with over 22 million citizens in Jharkhand and Bihar. The CSCs will provide citizens with direct access to G2C and B2C services, thus empowering them with information at their fingertips.