GOI to set up Common Services Centers in 2.50 lakh Gram Panchayats for Delivering Cyber Services

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The Government of India has announced that it will be setting up the Common Services Centers (CSCs) in 2.50 lakh Gram Panchayats (Village Council) across India for delivery of various Government-to-Citizen (G2C) and other citizen-centric e-Services to citizens.

The Common Services Centres (CSCs) were set up under the Digital India Programme for the delivery of public services, including cyber services, to every citizen.

Digital India is a campaign launched by the Government of India in order to ensure the Government’s services are made available to citizens electronically by improved online infrastructure and by increasing Internet connectivity or making the country digitally empowered in the area of technology.

It is a self-sustainable entrepreneurship model which is run by Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs).

As of June 2022, a total 5, 31,203 CSCs are operational across all states & Union Territories of the country, out of which, a total 4, 20,198 CSCs are operational at Gram Panchayat (GP) level.

CSC 2.0 Project has the mandate to establish at least 1 CSC to cover 2.5 lakhs Gram Panchayats (GPs) across the country by March 2024. As on 30 Jun 2022, 4, 20,198 CSCs are functional at the Gram Panchayat level.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.

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