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Scheme for e-governance in Panchayat bodies in the offing

Last Updated: Friday, February 26, 2010 - 10:18

New Delhi: Government is formulating a Centrally-sponsored scheme for e-governance in Panchayati Raj Institutions.

Under the scheme, the Panchayati Raj Ministry would provide computers and related hardware and software to each village and block panchayats.An information and service needs assessment has already been done.

The Ministry is working closely with National Informatics Centre to build "generic" software solutions that could be used by the PRIs. There are also plans to build some software centrally.

A national e-governance programme, which also includes e-governance for panchayats as a mission mode project, is already being implemented by the government.

It aims to make all government services accessible to the common man through common service delivery outlets and ensure efficiency, transparency and reliability at affordable cost.


First Published: Friday, February 26, 2010 - 10:18

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