Scheme for National Rollout of e-District Mission Mode ProjectFor latest details of the e-District Project http://mit.gov.in/content/e-district1 The E-District Mission Mode Project The e-District Project is one of the 27 Mission Mode Projects (MMP) under the National e-Governance Plan of Government of India for which the the nodal Department is the Department of Information Technology (DIT), Government of India. The e-District project will be implemented by the various State Governments. The e-District Project aims at electronic delivery of identified high volume citizen centric services, at the District and Sub-District level. However these services to be delivered under the e-District Project should not be part of any other MMP. The estimated total project cost for the nation-wide rollout of e-District MMP is Rs 1663.08 crore. The e-district Project envisages delivery of services to the Citizens through the Common Service Centres thus the Citizens will be able to access these services at their door step. Service delivery of the e-District services will be responsive , transparent and accountable. Two key aspects of the Scheme are Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) and creation of Common Databases based on e-Governance standards for the purposes of ensuring interoperability. BPR is intended to enable process simplification and significant value addition to citizens.2 Services to delivered under the e-District Mission Mode Project Under the e-District Project, a minimum of Five (5) service categories to a maximum of ten (10) can be undertaken ( subject to these services not covered under any other MMP). The various State Governments would be required to identify and notify at least 20 services Five service categories have been identified at the national level which shall be taken up for implementation by all States which agree to participate in the e District MMP. 1. Issue of Certificates including birth, death, domicile, nationality, caste, marriage, income, employment, etc. 2. Social Welfare Schemes – including social welfare pensions (old age, widow, handicap, destitute), scholarships, etc.
3. Revenue Court services and Government dues and their recovery. 4. Ration Card related services. 5. RTI ( Right To Information ) services including redressal of grievances. 6. Optional Services - The States are allowed to include additional 5 categories of citizen services (not covered under any other MMP). These services may include those from domains of Certificates, Grievance, Education, Revenue, Marriage Services, Health, Electoral services, Employment, Licenses, Police, Court Services, Utility Services, Grants/ Loans , Social Welfare, Industries etc.3 Benefits of e-District Project The benefits accruing from the e-District project will be convenient and faster delivery of the services to the citizen. Citizen will also be able to track the progress of his service request. Further the various government offices at the district and sub district level will get modernized and Government processes automated which will ultimately empower the citizens.4 Implementation of Pilot e-District Projects E-District Pilot Projects have been implemented 41 Districts in 16 States namely Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam, Mizoram, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. There have been many success stories in the E-District Pilot States namely Uttar Pradesh where in the six districts where Pilots are under implementation over 30 Lakh services have been delivered to the Citizens. In Kerala, where e-District Pilots was initiated only in January 2011, in the past 9 months over 1,00,000 services have been delivered to the Citizens.5 Current Status The e-District Project was approved by the Cabinet Committee for Infrastructure on 20th April 2011. The Guidelines for the implementation of the e-District Project have been formulated and communicated to the State Governments. In response about 6 states have submitted their DPRs for the e-District Project which are under evaluation