Gujarat Digital Seva Setu Scheme|Gujarat Digital Seva Setu Programme 2020|Digital Seva Setu Programme Gujarat
The Gujarat government will on launch Phase I of the ‘Digital Seva Setu’ programme, under which 3,500 village panchayats have been connected by a 100Mbps optical fibre network to facilitate online availability of public services.Announcing this at a press conference here on Tuesday, chief minister Vijay Rupani said the programme, an initiative under the Centre’s BharatNet project, is meant to ensure optimum utilization of technology for public welfare and will bring in a “historic administrative revolution
In a positive development from Gujarat, Chief Minister (CM) Vijay Rupani has announced a massive programme to connect a total of 10,000 village panchayats with high-speed internet connectivity by the end of DecemberUnder the programme called “Digital Seva Setu”, once the Panchayat is connected to the high-speed internet connectivity under the BharatNet project, the state government would provide 20 services including issuance of duplicate ration card, income certificate, senior citizen certificate, caste certificates et cetera for a minute fee of Rs 20.
Gujarat Digital Seva Setu Programme
The state government will execute the programme by empowering the Talati-cum-secretary of the village panchayat with powers of affidavit, as a result of which the villagers will no longer have to visit the notary offices located in towns and cities.Further, any person will be able to avail necessary documents at a click on his/her smartphone in their DigiLocker.
Gujarat Digital Seva Setu Scheme
As part of the programme, public welfare services will be available at e-gram offices in each panchayat and villagers will not have to go all the way to taluka or district-level offices.
The work connecting 3,500 village panchayats (through optical fibre network) has been completed.
On October 8, the programme will be launched in 2,700 villages as the model code of conduct is in force in villages that fall under the eight assembly constituencies where byelections are scheduled on November 3,” Rupani said. By December this year, 8,000 village panchayats will be provided this service
The ‘Digital Seva Setu’ aims to provide fast and faceless services to people by removing corruption or the need for middlemen
We are starting with 20 services, and will slowly offer 50 services to villages. All the 14,000 gram panchayats in the state will be covered under the programme
The system makes use of digital service and removes corruption in administration…we will complete the work of connecting the remaining villages by 2021
Under the ‘Digital Seva Setu’ programme, gram panchayats will be connected to the state data centre at Gandhinagar
The programme has been initiated under the Centre’s BharatNet Project that aims to connect village panchayats through optical fibre network, with Gujarat being the project leader, having laid around 83 per cent of the optical fibre network, government officials claimed