Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has inaugurated its first Vasudha e-Seva Kendra or Common Service Centre (CSC) in Panapur (Danapur) through video conferencing.
Launching the e-Seva Kendra, the Chief Minister stressed that it will help in providing citizen centric services and would enable people to perform many task involving government without ever having to step out of their village.
"These centres or Panchayat portals will enable villagers to connect with the outside world and provide affordable and easy access to information about the government and its policies," Kumar said.
The Chief Minister further said that this system could serve as third party inspection or independent information channel, besides a source of information as well as a channel development.
With CSCs (common service centres) to be installed in all the Pachayats it will help in providing information like weather related information, agriculture related information relating to prices of different variey of seeds, fertiliser and pesticides.
The Bihar Chief Minister said that the centre will provide rural people information regarding weather and prices of the commodities.
Apart from these, the CSC will also provide digital camera, cinema and entertainment.
It will also give information about development projects related to roads, health, National Rural employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) and Chief Minister Housing Project.
Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) Director N Damodaran said, "In Bihar, we are going to open 5565 such centres in 27 districts."
Damodaran said that the CSC would provide to people of Panapur to submit tenders through computers, help in filling and submitting government applications and making railway reservations and provide e-banking services.