The e-Governance plan, announced by Finance Minister of India P.Chidambaram in budget will be finalised in two months.
The plan includes 26 projects for computerisation of data, including that of public sector banks and insurances. It is expected to spread to all levels of centre,state and integrated levels by next next two years. The plan estimated at a layout cost of Rs.300 crore per project,includes setting up of data bases of central excise under the finance ministry and, income tax under the department of revenue and passport, visa and immigration, and national citizen data base will be set up under the home ministry. It also proposes to computerise data regarding employment exchanges under the ministry of labour. Department of Information Technology (DIT) will be the nodal agency to implement the project and to provide core policies, infrastructure, technical assistance and research and development.