Common Services Centers:
Common Services Centres http://csc.gov.in
The CSC is a strategic cornerstone of the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), approved by the Government in May 2006, as part of its commitment in the National Common Minimum Programme to introduce e-governance on a massive scale.
The CSCs would provide high quality and cost-effective video, voice and data content and services, in the areas of e-governance, education, health, telemedicine, entertainment as well as other private services. A highlight of the CSCs is that it will offer web-enabled e-governance services in rural areas, including application forms, certificates, and utility payments such as electricity, telephone and water bills.In addition to the universe of G2C services, the CSC Guidelines envisage a wide variety of content and services that could be offered as listed below:
The Scheme creates a conducive environment for the private sector and NGOs to play an active role in implementation of the CSC Scheme, thereby becoming a partner of the government in development of rural India. The PPP model of the CSC scheme envisages a 3-tier structure consisting of the CSC operator (called Village Level Entrepreneur or VLE); the Service Centre Agency (SCA), that will be responsible for a division of 500-1000 CSCs; and a State Designated Agency (SDA) identified by the State Government responsible for managing the implementation in the entire State.
CSC Online Monitoring Tool
• CSC SMART Solution: This application tracks CSC roll out progress at block level up to the stage CSCs are finally commissioned. The application tracks CSCs over stages, such as selection of SCAs, selection of CSC locations, identification of VLEs, setting up IT infrastructure, Internet connectivity, commissioning, final certification of CSCs, the system also tracks status of BSNL connectivity at various CSC and provides useful performance information of CSCs. http://www.cscsmart.in
The solution currently serves the following purpose
For Thoubal district, 17 CSC were allotted, 6 in Kakching and 11 in Thoubal CD Blocks out of 399 CSC of Manipur State (accroding to the base on 2001 cencus). One CSC will cover max. of 6 Villages. All the CICs will be made operational by 15th of August 2002. Citizens of Kakching and Thoubal will have the opportunity of accessing Internet as well as other IT services from these two centres. List and locations of the CSC with their correponding VLEs.
Designed and Developed by National Informatics Centre
Thoubal District Unit, Thoubal - 795138
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Data Maintained by District Administration, Thoubal