The Assam e-District Project is a Mission Mode Project under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). This project is being implemented by the Information Technology Department, Government of Assam. This project aims to improve G2C interaction experience between the government and citizen. It aims at seamless service delivery of services to the citizen by enhancing the efficiencies at the districts.
The e-District project is aimed at delivering G2C service in all the existing 27 districts of the state. It will make Government Services accessible to the common man in his locality through Internet, Common Service Centres (Arunodoy CSCs) and Public Facilitation Centres (PFCs) at DC, SDO and Circle Offices. It is envisaged that electronic delivery of citizen centric services will ensure efficiency, transparency and reliability at affordable costs to the citizens. Front-ends under the project, in the form of Public Facilitation Centres (PFCs), are built at District, Sub-division and Circle levels. Village-level front-ends are established through Arunodoy Common Services Centres (CSCs) for delivery of services.
The State Data Center (SDC) will house ICT assets of various departments within the state in an environment that meets the need for reliability, availability, scalability, security and serviceability. Various applications and some of the functionalities envisaged at the SDC include Secure Central Data Repository of the State, Core Application Servers, Service Delivery Gateway, Citizen Information/Services Portal, State Intranet Portal, Remote Management and Service Integration facility.
With the Assam Wide Area Network (ASWAN) the IT Department has embarked upon creation of a robust communication network in the State covering all Districts, Sub-divisional, Circle and Block offices through 304 PoPs in Assam with a minimum of 2 Mbps links. The network will facilitate rollout of e-Governance initiatives across departments. Similarly the Horizontal Connectivity project will eventually connect all government offices in the state through the ASWAN PoPs.
The Arunodoy Common Service Centre (CSC) initiative of the IT Department has envisaged to rolling out 4375 CSCs across the state. CSCs are envisioned as the front-end delivery points with internet and other IT infrastructure for Government, private and social sector services to rural citizens of India. The CSCs are not a mere kiosk, but are poised to become as a Change Agent- that would promote rural entrepreneurship, build rural capacities and livelihoods, enable community participation and collective action for social change - through a bottom-up model with focus on the rural citizen.
The State Portal & State Service Delivery Gateway (SP&SSDG) is the single source of Government information for citizens. It acts as an interface for citizens for applying different G2C services online through the State Portal.