Karnataka gets Rs. 1,070 crores for e-gov

GN Bureau | January 27, 2010

New Delhi: Karnataka has received Rs.1,070 crore from the central government to further e-governance in the state under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP).

The e-governance department's surplus funds will be utilised by the state government to provide government services to the citizens, according to S.R. Rao, additional secretary for the IT department.

“The Karnataka government will be using Rs.207 crore in the setting up of the state data centre, common service centres, wide area network capacity building and developing the state portal,” Rao said.

“Rs.800 crore has been allotted for various mission-mode projects under the NeGP,” he added.

Currently, the Karnataka State Data Centre (SDC) hosts Bhoomi, Human Resource Management Systerm (HRMS) of the state government, Nemadi (rural tele-centre project). The Karnataka State Wide Area Network (KSWAN) has been commissioned to connect the SDC to all the government offices in the state. Commissioning of 5,000 rural tele-centres under Nemadi with SDC as the hub has also been a part of Karnataka's e-governance plan.



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