Centre has decided to invest INR 20,175 crore for as many as 27 projects under its National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) in the next four years.
Department of administrative reforms and public grievances and department of information technology jointly formulated this programme. These projects once implemented will cover almost all kind of services which can be provided to citizens online. While 16 projects worth INR 10,622 crore have already got the Cabinet's approval, the remaining ones will be unveiled in due course by taking state governments on board.
With these projects fully in place the citizens will have all the services — land records, ration cards, immigration details, vehicle registration, public grievances, government certificates, traffic challans and registration of criminal cases — available on touch-screen computers or online on their own computers.
The services would be delivered in a phased manner through the satellite-based State Wide Area Network (SWAN) in all states and Union Territories (UTs) in the country. SWANs – connecting the state capital with all the blocks – are expected to be in place by June. Subsequently, the government would set up one lakh Common Services Centres (CSCs) across the country – one for every six census villages – for delivery of the services.