Gujarat government has embraced the Centre’s Digital India project and delivered impressive results. So far, the administrators have provided optical fiber connectivity to 99.97% of village panchayats through the BharatNet project. The state is also currently laying more than 35,000 km of underground cables. This program has covered 14000 village panchayats, where 312 services of 11 departments have been made available online. So far, the departs have been able to take care of applications from 70 lakh citizens.
Due to this connectivity, all government services across Gujarat, including those in rural areas, will be available to citizens at home. Looking at Gujarat’s success in this field, the same model is being implemented in 9 other states under India Net Phase-2.
In the early years connectivity as well as other issues often made it difficult to deliver the expected services in rural areas. The Digital Service Bridge Program was launched in the year 2020 to provide citizen-oriented government facilities at home. Increasing optical fiber connectivity will now accelerate the digital service bridge program.
The transport sector is also being facilitated and an initiative is being taken to get all the government work done with just one app. M-parivahan mobile application will be launched in consultation with NIC in the near future to make any service in the field of transport faster and easier. A total of 16 services including vehicle and license will be provided at the fingertips through this application. Thus, through this app, the applicants will be able to easily avail the benefit of the service by applying only through their mobile.
These services include duplicate R.C. Book, change of address in RC book, any amendments to a vehicle loan, updating of personal information, and so on.