CSCs to reach 2.5 lakh gram panchayats by year-end: IT Min


Ravi_Sankar_prasadCentre is planning to expand the network of Common Service Centres (CSCs) across 2.5 lakh gram panchayats by the end of this year, said Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.

As of now, the CSC services are available across 1.9 lakh gram panchayats all over India.

Referring to the recent video conferencing interaction between Prime Minister Narendra Modi with various beneficiaries of Digital India and village level entrepreneurs (VLEs), Prasad said that centres’s initiatives pertaining to digital India has become a movement of empowerment and hope.

“Digital India, to succeed, had to become a mass movement and PM’s interaction today has highlighted that,” the minister said.

The CSC network- that is currently used as a point of delivery for various electronic services, has helped to promote both entrepreneurship and self-confidence amongst VLEs, and helped the common man in availing the digital delivery of services at his doorstep.

The minister also revealed that the JAM (Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile) trinity has helped the centre in saving of Rs 90,000 crore.

Interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal has recently announced about that CSCs will soon be offering banking services.

He said that all Common Service Centres (CSC) functional in the country will start operating as business correspondents of banks. Business correspondents are retail agents appointed by the banks to offer services at locations apart from bank branch and ATMs.

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