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India: Small States More e-Savvy

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Small states like Haryana, Jharkhand and West Bengal are ready to roll out of the Centre initiative of National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), while the more developed states like Maharashtra and Karnataka are lagging behind in implementing the NeGP plan in India.

According to R. Chandrashekhar, Additional Secretary, IT Department, out of 4,562 proposed common services centres (CSCs) in Jharkhand, around 4,506 are already completed, while in Haryana 920 out of the 1,159 are ready. The remaining work in both the states is likely to be completed by the month-end. West Bengal is likely to complete its roll-out by May end. In fact, Bihar, is also progressing well and would complete the rollout by October, almost six months ahead of UP, which is slated to complete the process in March next year. However, Uttar Pradesh is lagging behind in implementing NeGP plan. He also stated that of the total 80,000 CSCs to be operational throughout the country by the end of this fiscal, 8,000 are already operational. The state government has chosen six districts to implement the project on a pilot basis.

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