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National e-Governance Plan to Make Available all Government Services at the Doorstep

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National e-Governance Plan to Make Available all Government Services at the Doorstep

http://www.dmaran.nic.in/prdisplay.php?id=246

14th June, 2006 – Press Information Bureau

   CENTRALISED CONCEPT – DECENTRALISED IMPLEMENTATION

26 MISSION MODE PROJECTS SPREAD ACROSS CENTRAL, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEVELS

ONE LAKH COMMON SERVICES CENTRES FOR 6 LAKH VILLAGES

OPTIC FIBRE CONNECTIVITY UP TO BLOCK LEVEL

EFFECTIVE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP FOR LONG –TERM SUSTAINABILITY

DAYANIDHI MARAN UNVEILS THE COMPONENTS OF NATIONAL e-GOVERNANCE PLAN

New Delhi,  Jyaistha   24, 1928
June   14, 2006

     Shri Dayanidhi Maran, Minister of Communications & Information Technology today unveiled the components of National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) covering 26 Mission Mode Projects (MMPs) and 8 support components to be implemented at the Central, State and Local Government Levels.  The vision of the NeGP is to “Make all Government services accessible to the common man in his locality”.  

     The NeGP will be implemented  through 26 Mission Mode Projects and 8 support components that are estimated to cost over Rs. 23,000 crore over the next 5 years. Major Government development programs like NREG scheme will be implemented on an e-governance format. States have the flexibility to add up to 5 state-specific projects. The entire effort involves 500 implementation agencies, 2 lakh sites and an estimated 70,000 man-years of effort.


MISSION MODE PROJECTS

     Shri Maran while explaining the monitoring mechanism said that a body serviced by the Department of IT and chaired by the Prime Minister is being constituted to provide a thrust and drive to the implementation of NeGP. An Apex Committee chaired by the Cabinet Secretary has already been set up to oversee implementation and provide policy and strategic directions. Ministries/Departments, States and local governments will own their respective projects – NeGP is a Centralised Initiative with Decentralised Implementation – with full ownership, accountability and responsibility.

     The Department of Information Technology (DIT) is creating a common platform for the integrated delivery of services. This shared platform includes high speed networks for Data Connectivity, Data Centres, Call Centres, Common Access Points all over the country (including the remotest areas) and laying down standards that enable and ensure integration. The DIT is setting up a professional Programme Management Unit (PMU) for the NeGP to undertake programme monitoring and strategic planning.  The PMU has commenced functioning in DIT. The PMU will also assist individual Departments in conceptualization and formulation of their projects wherever required while technical organizations of the DIT like NIC, STQC, etc. would continue to assist Departments in the implementation of the various projects. Independent assessment of projects/ services is envisaged. The entire approach incorporates need-based support, stakeholder participation, constant monitoring and a feedback loop to ensure learning.

     Explaining about the cost structure, etc., the Minister said that Funding for various projects and components of NeGP will be done through Plan and non-Plan budgetary provisions of the respective Ministries/Departments in Central or State governments. Some projects are also being implemented on a self financing model through levy of service fee adopting Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.   Financial approvals are being obtained by individual departments based on specific project proposals. MMPs and Components of NeGP are tentatively estimated to cost about Rs. 23,000 crore (Components – Rs. 10,000 crore  and MMPs – Rs. 13,000 crore) over the next five years.

     The citizens will have the benefits of Integrated & enhanced access to government services, clearly defined service levels, services at the doorstep with substantial rural outreach, increased efficiency, enhanced transparency, improved reliability, affordable cost, bridging the digital divide, etc.

      The Minister further said that some Mission Mode Projects (MMPs) such as Land Records, Transport, Registration, MCA-21, Income Tax, Central Excise, and Common Services Centre already have specific time limit for a complete roll out. These are scheduled to be completed in the next 6 – 12 months.  Other services would become available progressively as per time schedules indicated or to be indicated by individual departments. All these services would be very relevant for all citizens particularly those living in rural areas. NeGP would provide convenient access at the doorstep of citizens, thereby improving their quality of life, provide single window access for multiple services as well as better targeting of welfare schemes especially for BPL families.

RM/NCJ/AMA – 140606 National e-Governance Plan

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