Digital Seva Setu Yojana, Gujarat

Digital revolution through high speed optical network and various digital services in villages

CMO Gujarat, Mr. Vijay Rupani launched a new scheme named ‘Digital Seva Setu’ on October 8, 2020. This scheme denotes digital revolution and transformation across villages in the state. Under this scheme over 3500 villages are connected over an optical fibre network. This will enable the provision of public welfare services online and thus the villagers will get the services in their villages itself. They will not have to visit the district or taluka headquarters for these government administrative works/ public welfare services. This scheme is under central government’s BharatNet project.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme name:Digital Seva Setu
Scheme Under:Gujarat Government
Launched By:CM, Vijay Rupani
Launched On:October 8, 2020
Implemented Under:BharatNet initiative
Beneficiaries:Villages across the state
Benefit:Optical fibre network across the villages
Major Objective:Digital revolution through high speed optical network and various digital services in villages

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Scheme Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the scheme is to make the villages self-reliant
  • The scheme aims at boosting the digital infrastructure through setting up optical fibre internet
  • It has connected over 3500 villages in the state
  • It will connect about 8000 villages by December, 2020 via optical fibre
  • For now, 20 services will be provided under this programme and will extend to 50 services over time
  • All the 14,000 villages will be covered under the scheme
  • This scheme is aiming at digital transformation of villages
  • It will provide fast and services in the villages thereby eliminating the middlemen and corruption
  • It is a crucial step towards Digital India movement

Scheme Details:

  • Digital Seva Setu Yojana is launched by the Gujarat government digital transformation of villages in the state
  • This scheme is under the Central government’s BharatNet initiative
  • CM Vijay Rupani launched the scheme in the state on October 8, 2020
  • Under the scheme, optical fibre internet services are provided to about 3500 villages in the state
  • All the 14,000 Gram panchayats will also be covered and will be connected with the optical fibre service
  • Under this scheme the gram panchayat will be connected to the state data centre at Gandhinagar
  • All the public welfare services will be made available at the e-gram offices in every panchayat and thus the villagers will not have to go to the taluka or district level offices
  • Currently 20 services will be provided under the scheme and this will extend to 50 over time
  • Services under the programme include ration cards, affidavits, certificates for widows, residence, caste, senior citizen, minority and income.
  • Talati/Revenue officer has been now given the power to provide affidavits at villages so that the villagers are not required to visit the notary offices in towns and cities
  • E-signature instead of digital signature is also facilitated under the scheme so that the services are provided faster and at the click of beneficiary’s mobile
  • Under the scheme, villagers will have to pay a nominal charge of Rs. 20 for each service to be availed
  • A part of this fee will go to the village panchayat
  • By December 2020, about 8000 villages will be connected
  • By 2021, all the remaining villages across the state will be connected
  • This scheme aims at digital transformation across the villages

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