Over 3,500 general service centres have been opened in rural areas of Chhattisgarh to render online services like Aadhaar card registration and printing, voter-id printing, PAN card, and other bank services, a senior IT and Electronics Department official said.
“Under the Rural Choice Project, nearly 3,862 general service centres are being operated as per PPP (Public Private Participation) model across the state,” Principal Secretary Information Technology and Electronics Aman Kumar Singh said.
He was briefing on state’s efforts to fulfill digital India vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“People of rural areas are now easily availing various services online, for which they earlier had to travel all the way to cities and visit various offices,” he said.
Villagers now have easy access to facilities for electricity bill payment, mobile phone and DTH recharge services, insurance and bank-related services, through these online centres situated nearby their residence that saves time as well as money, he added.
Besides, certificates and documents related to revenue and education could also be accessed at these centres.
“This is a unique joint initiative of Central and the state government under National Electronic Government Scheme, to benefit people of rural areas with information and communication technology,” he said.
Effective implementation of the project has resulted in increased computer literacy in rural areas, and transparency in government-related works has also improved, he added.