With the intention of furthering the long-term growth of e-Governance in Madhya Pradesh, the process of computerising about 23,000 village panchayats has begun. The objective is to bring public utility services through three-tier panchayats under National e-Governance Programme.
The e-panchayat scheme will bring government machinery closer to citizens. There will be more efficient interaction between government departments.
Every panchayat building will have a room for e-Panchayat activities. A provision of about Rs. 745 crore has been earmarked for e-Panchayat system, according to a press release.
A target has been fixed to implement the e-panchayat programme in the state by the year 2015. MP State Tech e-Panchayat Society has been constituted for smooth implementation of the programme in all the 50 districts of the state.
A pilot project will be undertaken in Shivpuri and Sidhi districts. Initially, those 2,636 gram panchayats of the state will be computerized using broadband connection while for others both WIMAX and broadband connections will be used.