Common Services Centers

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Project Description

Government of India with a view of support for establishing 1lakhs CSC among 6 lakhs villages has approved Common Support Project (CSC).The scheme intends to provide services related Govt, personal and social area from start to end to the rural population through these CSCs. The idea is to develop a platform that can enable Government, private and social sector organizations to integrate their social and commercial goals for the benefit of rural populations in the remotest corners of the country through a combination of IT as well as non-IT Services.

The aim of the scheme is not merely to roll out IT infrastructure but to build a network of rural businesses across India, which would be undertaken through following three components:

1)     A Public Partnership (PPP) framework

2)     Rural entrepreneurship and Market mechanisms

3)     Government Policy and support

There is an aim of establishment of 2804 CSCs in Uttarakhand which are also termed as “Devbhoomi Jan Seva Kendra”. Common service centre works as Kiosk comprising of basic structure as PC, Scanner, UPS and internet connectivity, with a support of which the services are to be provided to the rural population.

The  PPP model of the CSC Scheme envisages a 3-tier structure consisting of the CSC operator (called Village level Enterpreneur- 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 over the entire State.

The following three units have been defined for rollout of CSC project in the state:

Unit A – Dehradun, Uttarakashi, Rurdraprayag and Tehri

Unit B – Haridwar, Chamoli, Pauri Garhwal, Almora and Baageshwar

Unit C-  Nainital, Pithoragarh, Champawat and Udham Singh Nagar

Current Status

A total of 5880 Common Service Centers (CSC-Devbhoomi Jansewa Kendras) have been established with e-wallet created for 4070 CSCs, in the State.  2376 CSCs have been approved for providing e-District Services.  In addition other services such as Aadhaar registration, Banking services, UPCL bill collection and Business to Citizen ( B2C services-total of 95 services) are being delivered through these centers.  Services of Election Commission have also started.  Under CSC ver 2.0, CSC-SPV has presently 25 District Managers who have been oriented and deployed in districs.

A CSC VLE  worshop was held on 09/12/2016 at Pithoragarh which was chaired by Director ITDA/Additional Secretary  (IT),  NDLM and other service available at CSCs were discussed.  The operational issues raised by the VLEs have been forwarded to DM Pithoragarh for resolution.