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May 5, 2017

Bengal’s e-district project will transform governance in rural areas

Bengal’s e-district project will transform governance in rural areas

The Bengal government, which has achieved tremendous success in e-governance with its e-pension project, is likely to touch another milestone by initiating the e-district programme for rural Bengal.

Bengal is among the top performing states across the country in Information Technology (IT) and e-governance sector. The government has given maximum priority to augment IT in the state through projects like e-governance.

The e-district project will bring about a revolution providing government-run services in rural Bengal. It may not be necessary to visit the government offices for submitting the applications, knowing the statuses or receiving certificates or licenses. People can get their services through internet in such cases.

According to the IT department, the project aims at providing support to the district administrations. This project would work under three specific systems – State Wide Area Network (SWAN) of connectivity, State Data Centre (SDC) for safe data storage and Common Service Centre (CSC) for service delivery.

Work for the e-district service is in the process of implementation in Jalpaiguri and Bankura districts and on its successful implementation, the same will be rolled out to the remaining districts of Bengal.