egov 5 central projects: May2009

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Central government has taken many initiatives in the form of project for delivering citizen centric services using ICT. Some of these projects standout in delivering quality services and thus making life of people hassel free. Acknowledging such projects egov discusses 5 egov projects.

MCA 21

MCA (Ministry of Corporate Affairs) has a web portal which provides all the possible services to the business community as can be given  in office premises. Services  available of MCA 21 portal includes: availability of e-Forms, convenient multi modal methods of payment encompassing payment mechanism and electronic payment options,  option to use credit cards and Internet banking including an expanded nationwide network of Bank branches for challan payments. After its implementation the project has resulted in  online dealing of 8.6 lakh companies since 2007.



With seven lakh railway tickets being booked every day across the country,  e-ticketing, an imperative in these times,  has proven to be one of the best citizen centric project in e-governance in India. It has virtually brought Passenger Reservation Centers (PRS) to citizens door step. IRCTC has highest success rate of on line booking and payment. IRCTC has associated with 27 banks for credit debit payment as well as 4 credit card payment gateways and 3 cash cards which itself is a tremendous achievement.



A Rs 30 Crore project being executed by ICICI Infotech, National Tax Information Exchange System (TINXSYS) facilitates information exchange between  all states’ and Union Territories’  sales tax department and provide for a huge database  for inter state transactions.  Besides integrating all the state tax transactions, it provides digital access to all inter-state transactions, a precursor to the VAT regime. TINXSYS also provides MIS and Business Intelligence Reports to the Commercial Tax Departments.



Common Service Centers (CSC) are the information and communication technology enabled kiosks that provides government services to the rural India. It is also, delivering quality health care, education, and relevant information on agriculture to rural masses who usually finds it inaccessible and unfordable. Under National e Governance Plan (NeGP), 100000 CSCs are to opened in rural areas with equitable geographical spread, covering 6,00,000 villages villages and 2,48,000 panchayats. Around 40000 are alredy operational and the rest are expected to be in place by March, 2010. It is also biggest rural ICT programme in the world.

The Portal has been developed as a Mission Mode Project under the National E-Governance Plan of the Government. The objective behind the Portal is to provide a single window access to the information and services being provided by the Indian Government for the citizens and other stakeholders. An attempt has been made through this Portal to provide comprehensive, accurate, reliable and one stop source of information about India and its various facets. Links at various places, too, have been provided to other Indian Government Portals/websites. The content in this Portal is the result of a collaborative effort of various Indian Government Ministries and Departments, at the Central/State/District level.

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