The Government of India will spend a whopping Rs 23,000 crore on various e-Governance initiatives and a part of the funds invested would be recovered through an innovative e- to be paid by the users of the electronic governance.
The funds for the e-Governance initiatives would be generated through Public-Private-Partnerships (PPP) and the same would be recovered through e-Service tax to be paid by the users. While the government is spending lots of money on e-Governance, results are not commensurate with the expenditure. The main focus would be to provide e-Governance at an affordable price so that it could become an effective tool for pushing the GDP growth and sustainable development of the country. There is a crying need to reengineer the existing processes along with infrastructure development through innovative PPP enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the central and state e-Government initiatives in order to achieve 10 per cent GDP growth, in its current second phase. e-Governance initiatives help in the better expenditure management and revenue collection thereby leading to . The capital gained can be utilised for the infrastructure development in the growing sectors like telecom, IT, infrastructure. Hence, leading to a double digit GDP growth.