Andhra Pradesh Government’s MeeSeva scheme involving electronic delivery of a suite of government services is likely to be implemented in other states with minor customisation.

Since the launch of the scheme a year ago, the State Government is offering about 50 services including those under the revenue and registration departments through more than 4,000 kiosks across the State. These outlets are electronically handling about 70,000 transactions a day.

The State Government plans to add another 50 services under the scheme, targeting two crore transactions annually within a year. New services will include municipal-level services such as water connection and police services such as filing of FIRs or requesting for ‘bandobast’.

The Central Government’s Department of Electronics and Information Technology has made a plea to the State Government to dedicate the novel platform to the nation so that other States can replicate it. Inaugurating the eIndia ICT meet here, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy indicated the Government’s willingness to share the architecture of the scheme at the national level.

J. Satyanarayana, Secretary, Department of Electronics and IT, Government of India, said the scheme had become a matured platform within one year of its launch. “There is no reason why it cannot be expanded to other States with minor customisation,” he said at the ICT meet. Even at the national level, electronic deliver of government services is growing with the current level of monthly transaction being 8.2 crore. “We are targeting a monthly transaction level of 15 crore by March 2012 and 30 crore by March 2014,” Satyanarayana said.

However, the department is keen that a common architecture modelled on the MeeSeva scheme is implemented across the country.

(This article was published on November 15, 2012)
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