What is the full form of CSC?
CSC: Common Service Centre
CSS stands for Common Service Centre. It is an information and communication technology access point created by the govt. of India for the people of rural areas. It was created under the National e-Governance Project of Gov. of India. This project was started in 2006. It was funded and implemented through a public-private partnership (PPP).
A CSC is like a kiosk provided with a personal computer, a wireless connection and other accessories. It provides content related to e-governance, health, education, telemedicine, and more. It is a PAN India network that is introduced to make India a digital country under the Digital India Program. It is one of the largest government approved online service channels in the world.
How CSC works?
It is an e-Governance service in which a special purpose vehicle (SPV) is used to connect the rural population with the govt. departments, private and govt. banks, and other service providers like insurance companies, institutes, and more. The VLE (Village Level Entrepreneur) operates from CSC to serve the users.
Objectives of CSC points:
Functions of CSC:
Besides this, after accessing the CSC schemes, govt. of India introduced the CSC 2.0 scheme in 2015 to make CSC available to all Gram Panchayats throughout the country. As per the CSC2.0 scheme, there should be at least one CSC in each of the 2.5 lakh GPs throughout the country before the end of 2019. CSC 2.0 scheme would make G2C services available to all citizens living anywhere in the country. The CSC Grameen eStore App is also created under the CSC scheme and it is powered by MiGrocer.
Key Features of CSC 2.0 scheme: