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Online G2C Services to be Doubled

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As many as 1,000 government services are likely to go online by the end of the current fiscal year. The department of information technology (DIT), under the national e-governance plan (NeGP), is likely to deliver services such as registering births and deaths and accessing land records electronically. The plan will help the government achieve goals that were set as part of a $150 million long-term World Bank loan approved in March to support the national e-governance plan.  The targeted number of services is double of what was provided up till now by the DIT. Services that are likely to be offered online include farm updates, commercial taxes, registering on employment exchanges and municipal services, among others.

There is also a Rs 50 crore fund that is likely to be created which will serve as a revolving fund for development of the new projects, as the amount spent in development of the project will gradually be recouped once the project gets approved for implementation. An additional Rs. 50 crore will be spent on building an authentication platform for users, cloud services and an application store.

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