Govt to add e-District programme in national e-governance

The Union Government of India is likely to add a new project called `e-District' to the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) to cover local high-volume services.


The cost of this project could be close to Rs 1,000 crore spread over five years, although the final calculation is yet to be arrived at. 'e-District will include large number of applications that citizens come to Government for, which are high volume and involve low processing. These could include applications for ration cards, birth and death certificates, application for house site and old age pension, and caste certificate. It will encompass all welfare benefit programmes including National Rural Employment Guarantee (NREG) scheme. e-district would be implemented as an integrated sector project through the State Governments.