Weekly Newsletter of CSC e-Governance Services India Limited, June 7, 2019  |   CSC network is one of the largest Government approved online service delivery channels in the world
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  CSC to transform 1 lakh villages into Digital Villages

CSC has set up around 700 digital villages in the country and plans to expand that to a lakh in a two phase model. In the first year around 50,000 digital villages are being planned to set up and the rest in the second phase of the project.

Conceptually, a digital village means it will have a digital banker, a digital doctor and a digital teacher with internet WiFi access point which will be extended through CSC.

Every CSC centre at a digital village will have 5-10 computers for providing online services to citizens, apart from various digital course offerings. Apart from this, small units for LED assembly, manufacturing of sanitary pads and photography lab will be set up, which will generate employment as well. A village-level entrepreneur (VLE) operates and manages the CSC unit and is paid based on a transaction model. VLE needs to invest in setting up the infrastructure.

Out of 3.5 lakh CSCs operating across the country, about 2.20 lakh are in the rural areas. The DigiGaon project was started in 2017. It was formulated to improve health and education services in rural areas, provision of community access to IT-enabled resource centre, Wifi and LED street lighting at a commonplace in the village to create a conducive environment for digital literacy, financial inclusion and digital access to knowledge and services.


  28,577 VLEs on-boarded by HDFC Bank as Banking Facilitators

CSC SPV and HDFC Bank have partnered to work for scaling up of financial inclusion in rural India. Under the engagement, 28,577 VLEs have been on-boarded as Banking Facilitators or Banking Correspondents of HDFC Bank. As Banking Facilitators, VLEs are allowed to provide Fresh Account Enrollments and Loan Products. Services available through HDFC at Digital Seva Portal are as given:

  • Savings Account
  • Individual Current Account
  • Proprietary  Current Account
  • Personal Loan
  • Two Wheeler Loan
  • Auto Loan
  • Group Loan (SHG/JLG)  

The engagement of all CSCs as Banking Facilitators would help in extending the financial services to citizens as well as improve credibility and sustainability of CSCs across the country. The agreement between CSC SPV and HDFC Bank was signed in the august presence of the Hon’ble Minister of Electronics & Information Technology Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad on July 4, 2018.  

Note: All approved VLEs should visit CSC Portal and generate minimum 5 account leads per day.

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