E-District Uttar Pradesh

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E-District Uttar Pradesh is a State Mission Mode Project under the e-governance plan to provide government services to the citizens of Uttar Pradesh through Citizen Service Centers ( CSCs). It focuses on reducing effort and time and providing prompt and effective services and is an umbrella design project bringing services from different departments of the government to one place. The government has implemented the project in all the 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh and some of the services are made available through an online portal- https://edistrict.up.gov.in/edistrictup/

E- district platform is where most of the government-to-consumer or G2C interaction takes place. This scheme focuses on improving the experience and efficiency of various departments at the district level and providing seamless delivery of citizen services by district administration through automation of workflow, backend computerization, and data digitization across the participating government departments.

It also aims to reduce service time and cost for Government and citizens, enhance perception and image of the government, capacity building of functionaries, and ensure access to efficient, reliable, transparent, and accountable services.

It is a mission mode project one of 44 under the national e-governance plan(NeGP). The national e-Governance plan is an initiative of the Indian government to make all government services available to all Indian citizens by electronic media and was formulated by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITy) in 2006.

Objectives of the scheme

The main objective of E-District Uttar Pradesh is to computerize public-centric services and records. The government has set up service centers in all districts to provide these facilities to the public, and these service centers are organized by the DSP, the district service provider. The entire online framework is developed and coordinated by the National Informatics Center (NIC), UP State Unit.

The certifications issued through e-districts are integrated with Digital Locker – a pioneering scheme of the Government of India.

What is Digilocker?

Digilocker is a flagship initiative of MEITY under Digital India which aims to digitally empower citizens by providing access to authentic digital documents that are deemed to be at par with original physical documents.

What are the services provided under the e-district project?

The e-district project offers services related to certificates (creation and distribution of certificates for income, caste, birth, death ), Licenses (like arms license), Public Distribution systems ( issue of ration card ), Social welfare schemes ( like disbursement of old-age pensions, family pensions), Complaints ( those related to unfair prices, absentee teachers or doctors, etc ), Right to Information (online filing and receipt), information dissemination (about government schemes and entitlements ), assessment of taxes (property tax and other taxes ), utility payments (relating to electricity, water bills, property taxes), exchange revenue litigation, registration in employment centers, Khatami, and more.

A mobile app called National District Service Tracker has been developed to enable citizens to interact with the e- district application using handheld Android devices like mobiles and tablets. It will help them spread awareness about the services offered as well as enable tracking of the status of applications for the services submitted by a person in his local district office by providing his unique application number.

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