E-governance fund allocation in India: Government allocated 80 crores for E-district roll outs in 2011-12

Government of India has released a statement citing details about funds released and utilized for Common Service Centres and E-district Mission Mode Projects, to be implemented across all the districts of the country under e-governance projects. According to the statement, in financial year 2009-10 Government had allocated 13.64 crore total for E-district Mission Mode Projects. During 2009, only two states and a union territory received fund for the e-governance projects, Assam received INR 13.25 crore, Sikkim got 0.21 crore and Andaman & Nicobar island secured 0.18 crore. In addition to that User Charges (UCs) as received amassed 29.13 crore in the same period (2009-10).

Meanwhile in 2010-11, Government had released 11.48 crore for E-district Mission Mode Projects. Out of this, Karnataka received 9.74 crore, Kerela 0.45 crore, Goa 0.002 crore, Manipur 0.63 crore, Nagaland 0.46 crore and Sikkim secured 0.21 crore. During this period UCs as received pegged around 16.36 crore.

For financial year 2011-12, Government had released 80 crores (8005.80 lakh) for e-district national roll out. Out of this, Gujarat got the highest INR 10 crore (1003 lakh) followed by Assam 8.9 crore (890.60 lakh), Chhattisgarh 5.2 crore (520.88 lakh), Kerela 5.05 crore (505.85 lakh) along with other states and Union Territories. Arunchal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana did not get any fund for e-district roll out during 2011-12 session, however statement states allocation of 3.3 crore (331.93 lakh) for Arunachal Pradesh and 1.9 crore for Punjab in financial year 2012-13.

As of now, Government has released 5.3 crore (529.05 lakh) for financial year 2012-13. Interestingly, the statement does not account figure of fund utilized either by states or Union Territories (UTs).

Name of State

Released in FY 2011-12

Released in FY 2012-13

Amount Utilized by State

Andaman & Nicobar

10.00

 

NA

Andhra Pradesh

350.83

 

NA

Arunachal Pradesh

0.00

331.93

NA

Assam

890.60

 

NA

Bihar

320.00

 

NA

Chandigarh

20.00

 

NA

Chhattisgarh

520.88

 

NA

D&N Haveli

10.00

 

NA

Daman & Diu

92.81

 

NA

Delhi

0.00

 

NA

Goa

161.42

 

NA

Gujarat

1003.00

 

NA

Haryana

0.00

 

NA

Himachal Pradesh

90.00

 

NA

Jammu & Kashmir

50.00

 

NA

Jharkhand

240.00

 

NA

Karnataka

10.00

 

NA

Kerala

505.85

 

NA

Lakshadweep

10.00

 

NA

Madhya Pradesh

490.00

 

NA

Maharashtra

412.27

 

NA

Manipur

348.18

 

NA

Meghalaya

226.64

 

NA

Mizoram

228.26

 

NA

Nagaland

120.00

 

NA

Orissa

561.21

 

NA

Puducheery

40.00

 

NA

Punjab

0.00

197.12

NA

Rajasthan

120.00

 

NA

Sikkim

162.35

 

NA

Tamil Nadu

175.49

 

NA

Tripura

285.99

 

NA

Uttar Pradesh

280.00

 

NA

Uttarakhand

90.00

 

NA

West Bengal

180.00

 

NA

Total

8005.80

529.05

 

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