GANDHINAGAR: The Gujarat authorities will on Thursday launch Section I of the ‘Digital Seva Setu’ programme, underneath which 3,500 village panchayats have been linked by a 100Mbps optical fibre community to facilitate on-line availability of public providers.
Asserting this at a press convention right here on Tuesday, chief minister Vijay Rupani mentioned the programme, an initiative underneath the Centre’s BharatNet mission, is supposed to make sure optimum utilization of expertise for public welfare and can herald a “historic administrative revolution”.
As a part of the programme, public welfare providers might be accessible at e-gram workplaces in every panchayat and villagers is not going to need to go all the way in which to taluka or district-level workplaces.
“The work connecting 3,500 village panchayats (via optical fibre community) has been accomplished.
“On October 8, the programme might be launched in 2,700 villages because the mannequin code of conduct is in power in villages that fall underneath the eight meeting constituencies the place byelections are scheduled on November 3,” Rupani mentioned. By December this yr, 8,000 village panchayats might be supplied this service, he mentioned.
The ‘Digital Seva Setu’ goals to offer quick and faceless providers to folks by eradicating corruption or the necessity for middlemen, Rupani mentioned.
“We’re beginning with 20 providers, and can slowly provide 50 providers to villages. All of the 14,000 gram panchayats within the state might be coated underneath the programme,” he mentioned.
“The system makes use of digital service and removes corruption in administration…we are going to full the work of connecting the remaining villages by 2021,” he mentioned.
The programme has been initiated underneath the Centre’s BharatNet Venture that goals to attach village panchayats via optical fibre community, with Gujarat being the mission chief, having laid round 83 per cent of the optical fibre community, authorities officers claimed.
Underneath the ‘Digital Seva Setu’ programme, gram panchayats might be linked to the state information centre at Gandhinagar.

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