Telecom Lead India: Telecommunications minister Sachin Pilot will launch nationwide rural outreach program through Common Services Centers (CSC) in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).
The campaign will be kicked off by Sachin Pilot on Friday.
The campaign will travel through villages in 5 districts of J&K and will halt at 115 CSC- Khidmat Centers. An exhibition Van will provide opportunity for hands on experience about various public services available through these centers.
In phase-I, the campaign will be rolled out in 11 states – Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Goa, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh – covering 1343 CSCs.
Common service centers are providing various govt. services to people like Certificates (Birth, Death, Domicile, caste, Income etc) MNREGA payments, DOEACC’s CCC courses and non government services, Bank account opening, withdrawal/ deposit, loan document, online railways and airline ticket booking, DTH recharge, etc.
Common service centers are part of National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), a major initiative of the Government of India for ushering in e-Governance for improving the quality of basic governance, on a massive scale in areas of concern to the common man.
NeGP aims at improving delivery of Government services to citizens and businesses and consists of 31 Mission Mode Projects and 8 Components supporting delivery of nearly 5 Crore e-transactions or e-Services every month across the country.
Electronic services help the government get closer to the citizens by creating awareness about their rights and the availability of public services, thereby encouraging greater participation.