Chandigarh, Oct 12: Haryana State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (HARTRON), an agency of the state government providing total IT solutions, has embarked on an ambitious plan to set up Information Technology and Telecommunication (ITT) complexes in the state.
Giving this information here today, a spokesman of Hartron said that these complexes with state-of-the-art facilities will come up on design, finance, build, operate and transfer (DFBOT) model in Gurgaon on three plots spread over nine acres with a covered area of about 7 lakh square feet. The approximate cost of the project will be Rs 300 crore.
HARTRON had also been identified as the State Designated Agency for implementation of the Common Services Centres (CSCs) Scheme in the state. It has established or is in the process of establishing and operating 1159 rural CSCs and 104 urban CSCs to be called "E-Disha Ekal Seva Kendras".
As on day B2C services like computer education, mobile top ups, railway/air ticket booking, internet surfing and download of various applications/forms used for Government services were being delivered through these Kendras.
The spokesman said that the corporation was also in the process of setting up a State Data Centre, approval for which had already been received from the Department of Information Technology, of the central government. The cost of the project was estimated at Rs 50.68 crore with a contribution of Rs 13.50 crore from the central department and the balance Rs 37.18 crores being met through Additional Central Assistance (ACA) for National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) provisions of the Planning Commission.
Introduction of smart cards to replace the outdated paper based ration cards in the Public Distribution System (PDS) in Haryana is another new initiative by HARTRON.
The spokesman said that HATRON has achieved an all time high turnover of about Rs 31.17 crore during the financial year 2007-08. He said because of various new initiatives taken by the corporation, considered the leader in the field of election related work, its turnover has been increasing steadily from Rs 14.48 crore in 2005-06 to Rs 29.22 crore the following year and to about Rs 31.17 crore during the last financial year.
He said that in recent times HARTRON has set up a state wide area network called ADHAAR with a total project outlay of Rs 102.62 crore. Under this national e-governance plan of the central government, the state headquarters had been connected to all district headquarters and to the 126 block/sub divisions/tehsils, sub-tehsils.
In addition, 280 offices of finance, revenue, urban development, panchayats, transport and excise ad taxation departments across Haryana have been connected to the network in Phase-I of ADHAAR.
The spokesman further said that as many as 170 more district offices belonging to departments like Women and Child Development, Food and Supplies, Industry, Education, Agriculture, Social Security and Justice and Jails and Courts were being linked to the network in Phase II of ADHAAR.