A proposal has been made by the Department of Information Technology to add 1.5 lakh Common Service Centers (renamed Bharat Nirman CSCs) across India, in addition to the original proposal of one lakh CSCs. The new plan, which would approximately cost about Rs. 2,800 crore, would be considered by the Expenditure Finance Committee, reports Moumita Bakshi Chatterjee of Business Line.
Last year, the government took the decision to reposition the CSCs to be a network of Panchayat level ‘Bharat Nirman Common Service Centers’. This would pave way for government to serve in the rural areas.
These CSCs will empower various services for Bharat Nirman and flagship schemes such as NRHM, SSA, and NREGA.
Adding to the initial plan of having one lakh centers, the new proposal would take the total count to 2.5 lakh centers.
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