The Government of India is initiating steps to take ICT to the common man by establishing one lakh common service centers from city to the village through the private-public partnership (PPP) model.
Central Government as well as State Government is taking initiative steps to integrate e-Governance programme in various departments. The Central Government project includes income tax, passport, visa and immigration, ministry of company affairs (MCA-21), insurance, setting-up of a National Citizen Database, Central Excise, Pensions and Banking, which are controlled by the Central Government. While the State Government includes land records, road transport, property registration, agriculture, treasuries, municipalities, gram panchayats, commercial taxes and police departments. Other government projects are e-Commerce, e-Business, common service centers, and setting-up of the India portal, EG gateway, e-Courts, and e-Procurement. The Central Government is planning to establish one-lakh common service centers (CCS) for agriculture, e-Courts as well as other initiatives. CSCs will serve as a front-end for most of the government services for a nominal fee and would be broadband enabled, thus connecting the rural citizens through the Internet. The project would be implemented under PPP model and it will cost around INR 5,742 crore.