Karnataka to roll out the e-District project by the end of the year
Under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), the Karnataka e-District project is likely to be rolled out by the end of the year. It is intended to enable “electronic processing and delivery of high volume of G2C (Government to Consumers) services” at the level of district and below. The project is fully funded by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) under the Union Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Under the project, 1,856 government services from various departments were identified out of which 369 services from 28 departments were shortlisted for implementation while more services are being shortlisted. The e-District project shall be implemented in two phases.
The detailed project report (DPR) of the e-District project has been approved and a MoU has been signed in this regard. Some of the services of the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) shortlisted for the project are:
· issue of duplicate marks cards,
· retotalling of marks,
· revaluation of answer sheets,
· issuing birth certificates based on SSLC exams,
· migration certificates and
· photocopies of answer scripts.
Students would be spared of visiting the KSEEB office for the services enumerated above once the e-District project is implemented. The project would also provide for:-
· filing and keeping track of RTI (Right to Information) applications,
· services related to the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department,
· services related to the Department of Public Instruction
· scholarship schemes from various departments etc.
Whether the e-District project will enable delivery at doorstep of a citizen would remain to be seen. It can only be hoped that the project would aid a common man in getting his due from the administration and lead to accountability.