The first state in India with the infrastructure to give E-services to 13693 Gram Panchayats using comptuers.
The provision of computer services to all 13693 Gram Panchayats is an exceptional feat.
The eGram programme has been taught on by all Talatis and State Ministers.
Gujarat’s 25 District Panchayats (100%) and 224 Taluka Panchayats (almost 100%) are all connected to the Gujarat State Wide Area Network (GSWAN).
E-Connectivity provided by 13693 Gram Panchayats connects individuals in rural areas to the rest of the world.
K. U. Bonds have been used to connect 7400 Gram Panchayats to the BISEG studio in Gandhinagar.
The priority in the first phase is to make available through eGram certificates of birth and death, proof of income, evidence of caste, genuine certificate, proof of residency, and so on, as well as forms/applications for different government initiatives.
Satellite-based Direct Digital Reception system is available at the District Panchayat, Taluka Panchayat, and Training Centers for information interchange and dissemination, as well as training of Panchayat members and personnel.
The establishment of Taluka Information Centers with touch screen kiosks to give vital information on each Taluka Panchayat office and the Panchayat’s accounts.
Online access to the Panchayat’s accounts using E-prima software.
Inclusion and execution (as a pilot project) of Panchayat internal official processes using Intra Panchayat software.
Through the use of information technology, the E- Gram Panchayat’s numerous tasks will become more contemporary, organised, time-bound, simple, quick, error-free, and transparent.
To assist rural residents in obtaining relevant information, various office forms, application formats, and so on.
To offer rural residents with E-services equivalent to those available to metropolitan residents.
To provide more transparent and professional services to village Panchayat beneficiaries who are below the poverty line (B.P.L.)
Simplify the assessment and collection of property taxes.
To improve the structure, inspection, and execution of panchayat rules.
To revolutionise and advance the living conditions of rural people living on the outskirts by linking them with their Taluka, District, State, Nation, and the rest of the world via the Internet.
Existing information technology situations connected to the eGram Plan
1. eGram Panchayat
Computer gear and software have been installed in 13693 Gram Panchayats.
According to the first phase of deployment of the software created by NIC, Gandhinagar for the eGram plan, birth and death certificates, as well as forms and applications of different government programmes, are available.
To make available to the Gram Panchayat information kept on the Taluka or District level server about the 7/12 and 8/A papers that the village is required to deliver to farmers.
The Gram Panchayat has already issued over one lakh 7/12 and 8/A papers.
All Panchayat Officers are being taught how to use computers.
2. Panchayat Taluka
Taluka Information Center with two PCs, a touch screen kiosk, and manpower assistance
Taluka Panchayat Offices are linked with the Gujarat State Wide Area Network (GSWAN).
Direct Digital Reception System with Television Sets (for transmission of information as well as to train members and employees of the Panchayat)
In the first phase, the information pertaining to the Accounts of the Gram Panchayat to the Taluka Panchayat would be made available online using the E-prima programme created by NIC, Gandhinagar.