The Telangana state Government will launch e-Panchayat services in Domakonda mandal in Nizamabad district, In an effort to bring all government services under one roof. IT and panchyat raj minister KT Rama Rao said The government intends to encourage e-governance initiatives in panchayats in 150 select backward mandals in the state before extending them across all gram panchayats in the state.
The government has already initiated the process of establishment of these e-Panchayats and is holding discussions with service providers and software developers for necessary infrastructure and connectivity, he said. Primarily, the government will use VSAT technology and fibre optic cable network for connecting e-Panchayat centres.
Already, discussions have been held with various service providers, agents and software developers for designing e-Panchayat.
He directed officials to provide infrastructure and other facilities for the centres as also to choose and train educated women of 18 villages in Domakonda in running the e-Panchayats.
As a next step, the services will be extended to all 36 mandals of the district when the optic fibre network connectivity works will be complete.
Mr. K.T. Rama Rao asked officials to expedite the networking and complete the works for Nizamabad, Ranga Reddy and Khammam districts by June 2 so that e-Panchayats could be launched there.
Benefits of e-Panchayats services
They will serve as one-stop shops for payments related not only to consumer services but also many taxes.
The centres could facilitate cash transfers pertaining to multiple schemes and welfare programmes such as Aasara and MNREG works, he said.
By online dissemination of information pertaining to prices of agricultural produce and employment opportunities, the centres will benefit farmers as well as unemployed youth who are now compelled to visit the nearest city for such information.
Source: The Hindu