The Union Minister of State for Communications and IT, Sachin Pilot, announced a Rs 567-crore IT project to upgrade e-governance and IT services in all North Eastern States.
Sachin Pilot reviewed the progress of ITC schemes, BSNL and postal services in the region and implementation of Ministry’s flagship scheme, the National e-Governance Plan and directed all agencies to resolve the pending issues to improve service delivery to the people.
The total expenditure of Department of IT in the North Eastern States is estimated at Rs 243 crore for the current year. Out of this, Rs 190 crore has been earmarked for e-Governance, he said.
The funds are to be spent on the implementation of the State Data Centres, State Wide Area Network, Common Service Centres, State Service Delivery Gateways, e-District Mission Mode Project etc.
Pilot said the Union Cabinet recently sanctioned a Rs 388-crore special package for North East to impart affordable ICT training to the local youth.
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