‘Digital Seva Setu Programme’-- Gujarat

Published on October 08, 2020
Current Context: Government of Gujarat has launched the ‘Digital Seva Setu Programme’ for rural areas.
‘Digital Seva Setu Programme’-- Gujarat
  • The programme aims to offer maximum utilization and benefit of technology for public welfare. 
  • The programme is initiated by Centre’s BharatNet Project which covers the village panchayats through a fibre network.
  • The villages will be connected with a 100MBPS optical fibre network technology. Total 10,000 village panchayats will be connected via this high-speed internet technology.
  • In the first phase of this programme, 2000 village panchayats will be connected via optical fibres. 
  • The programme will offer 20 services including issuance of duplicate ration card, income certificate, senior citizen certificate, caste certificate etc. Under this programme, these services can be availed by citizens by paying Rs 20 as the fee amount.
  • The programme is making use of provisions of Article -3 of Oaths Act 1969, in which the Gujarat Government will grant the powers of the affidavit to the Talati-cum-Secretary at the village panchayat level so that the villagers do not have to visit notary officers located in cities. 
  • Also, the facility of e-signature is offered. Thus, under this programme, rural people can avail benefits and have necessary documents at just a click of a button of mobile phone.
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Gujarat: Vijay Rupani
    • Governor of Gujarat: Acharya Devrat

Question: 

Q.1 Which state has launched the ‘Digital Seva Setu Programme’ for rural areas?
a. Telangana
b. Andhra Pradesh
c. Haryana
d. Gujarat

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