Govt. formulates scheme to promote E- governance in Panchayats

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New Delhi, Feb.18 (ANI): Ministry of Panchayati Raj has formulated a new centrally sponsored scheme for e- governance in Panchayati Raj Institutions.

The purpose is to equip Panchayats with various ICT tools for Database and Planning, Online financial accounting and reporting, Improved delivery of citizen-centric services, Scheme mplementation and Monitoring and Dynamically maintaining Unique Codes for Individuals, assets and utilities.

Under this scheme, Village and Block Panchayats will be provided computers and related hardware and software. It has been proposed that States/ UTs would implement the e-PRI projects on a service procurement model.

The States/UTs will select the Service Centre Agencies (SCA) for procurement of specified services through competitive bidding process. The SCA will be responsible for providing required services which will include IT infrastructure setup, arrangement for connectivity and consumables, etc. as per agreed Service Levels. (ANI)

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