The Common Services Center Scheme (CSC)

The Common Services Center Scheme is a part of the ambitious National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). The Scheme envisages the setting up of 100,000+ IT-enabled access points to be implemented in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP). The Common Service Centers (CSCs) have been positioned as front end delivery outlets for delivery of Government as well as Private Sector services.


The CSC Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV)

Under the CSC Scheme, a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) has been formed, so that the Government can progressively migrate to an e-Governance platform and enable services through the CSC network. The CSC SPV which is named as ‘CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd’ has been incorporated under the Companies Act 1956 on 16th July, 2009. The primary role of the CSC SPV is to monitor the CSC Scheme and its outcomes on behalf of the Government at the National and State levels. In brief, key roles would include:

  • Ensuring systemic viability and sustainability of the CSC Scheme
  • Monitoring the outcomes being achieved by the CSCs
  • Enabling delivery of G2C and B2C services via the CSCs
  • Providing a standardized framework for collaborative decision making
  • Catalysing and maintaining content aggregation on an on-going basis
  • Building stakeholder capacity and best practices sharing

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