In a major decision towards making an Atmanirbhar UP, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath declared that every village or every 10,000 population will have two community service centres (CSCs) to assist, sensitise and facilitate the locals about benefits of the government welfare schemes.
Under this plan, a target has been set to open 1.5 lakh CSCs which may employ about 4.5 lakh youth at the local level. Not only this, more than one CSC at a place will create competition which in turn will provide better services, according to an official.
As many as 258 services of 35 departments are being made available at the CSCs for the locals to get their benefits.
Any person wanting to avail of the services available at CSCs may access them through the internet on e-district portals.
To start with, the CSCs will work for three years but the term can be extended for a further period of two years with mutual consent of District E-Governance Society (DEGS) and District Service Provider (DSP).
Planned under the IT and Electronics department of the Government of UP, these centres are to run on PPP model.
Rural youth entrepreneurs who run the CSCs will now get Rs 30 instead of Rs 20 as decided before. Through this, the young entrepreneurs are getting benefits of self-employment as well as economic self-reliance, the official said.
Similarly, for every financial transaction, the centre incharge will receive Rs 11 instead of Rs 4 as announced earlier.