Cabinet Secretary K.M. Chandrasekhar told reporters after inaugurating a conference on 'Common Service Centres: The Change Agents' recently that the government's common service centre (CSCs) initiative will generate around 400,000 direct employment opportunities and as many as indirect jobs in rural India. While inagurating the conference Chandrasekhar also said that inclusive growth and rural empowerment were the major goals of the CSC initiative. He added that the government would set up 100,000 CSCs across the country under the public-private partnership model by year-end.
The CSC offers web-enabled e-governance services in rural areas, including various application forms, certificates, and utility payments such as electricity, telephone and water bills.