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7th Economic Census launched in New Delhi

  • 13 December , 2019|
  • New Delhi

CSC e-Governance Services India Limited in collaboration with Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), Government of India launched 7th Economic Census for Delhi using CSC network.


Shri A.K. Sadhu, Director General (SS), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) appreciated the efforts of the enterprising VLEs in undertaking various initiatives of the government. He said, “This time we are utilizing the vast network of VLEs in carrying out the Census. We are also leveraging technology and using a mobile application to do data collection, instead of paper and pen. The main challenge is to collect quality data from respondents. In this process, VLEs should have to convince people on the importance of this process. Delhi has different problems and challenges in comparison to other areas, so, we have to be prepare for that. We are confident that CSCs would help us gather timely data and create a National Asset which can be used for various policy level interventions.”


Smt G.Laxmi, ADG-ESD, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) said, “VLEs are the key people in this whole process. Census in Delhi has been launched in later stage, because we wanted to gather some experiences.”


The workshop was attended by CSC Delhi representatives, Department of Statistics and Program Implementation officials, and other representatives. 300 CSC VLEs from Delhi participated in the event.


Shri Siddhartha Kundu, ADG, MoSPI presented brief overview & implementation strategy of the 7th Economic Census. He said, “Economic Census is an opportunity for transformation to produce good quality Statistics for policy making in the quickest possible time. We collaborate with key stakeholders and leverage the power of Information Technology.”


While welcoming the participants, Shri Nepal Chandra Sen-Head of Operations-CSC SPV said, “For the first time, Census work has been interested to CSC. Mobile app is being used in the process. MoSPI has bestowed trust on us in this work. SO, we should rise up to the challenge and meet the expectations. The Economic Census has already been launched in 20 states and 5 UTs and today, we are launching it in Delhi. CSC is a movement for enabling and empowerment of communities. The work done by our VLEs is phenomenal. Through Economic Census, we are going to build a panel of Professional enumerators.”


CSC SPV signs MoU with Axis Bank to enhance digital and kiosk banking facilities in Rural India

  • 14 December , 2019|
  • New Delhi

Axis Bank on Wednesday announced signing of an agreement with CSC e Governance Services India Ltd to enhance digital and kiosk banking facilities in many rural unbanked and under-banked areas of the country thus furthering the cause of financial inclusion to these underserved communities.


Mr. Pralay Mondal – ED Retail Banking said, “CSC e Governance Services Ltd has been instrumental in furthering government’s initiative of Financial Inclusion and Axis bank would closely associate with CSC VLEs ( Village Level Entrepreneur ) and through them offer simplified banking solutions to the rural populace. As on quarter ended June 2019, Axis Bank had a network of 4094 domestic branches and intends to increase the bank’s footprint in rural areas through various distribution channels. This partnership with CSC would help us move in that direction.”


During the occasion Dr. Dinesh Tyagi, CEO-CSC SPV said, “CSCs are digital access point operated and managed by village level entrepreneur under digital India initiative of Govt. of India. CSC serves as delivery point for financial product and Services mainly for rural citizen across the country. Association with Axis Bank would help in extending the reach of delivering financial services through CSC. This would also promote Financially Inclusive society.”



National Workshop for conduct of 7th Economic Census through CSC

  • 17 January , 2019|
  • India

CSC SPV, in collaboration with Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), Government of India organized a National Workshop for conduct of 7th Economic Census 2019 using CSC network across the country on January 17, 2019. This Census will encompass all the households and establishments around 20 Crore in the country.


Shri Pravin Srivastava, Secretary- Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) appreciated the efforts of the enterprising VLEs in the digital empowerment of nation. He said, “The strength carries with CSC SPV is unique. The strength of Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation is the quality of data. We have a network of 160 officers. Through this association, we are confident that as a country we should be able to collect timely data and create a National Asset which can be used for various for policy level interventions.”


The workshop was attended by CSC state representatives, Department of Statistics and Program Implementation officials, officers from state NSSO and other representatives.


Dr. Pankaj Srivastava, Deputy DG, ESD, CSO, MoSPI presented Brief overview & Implementation Strategy of the 7th Economic Census. He said, “Economic Census is an opportunity for transformation to produce good quality Statistics for policy making in the quickest possible time. We collaborate with key stakeholders and leverage the power of Information Technology.”


Shri A K Mishra, Deputy DG, NSSO (FOD), MoSPI presented views on Large Scale Survey Data Collection- Experience Sharing.


While welcoming the participants, Dr. Dinesh Tyagi-CEO-CSC SPV said, “CSC is a movement for enabling and empowerment of communities. The work done by our VLEs is phenomenal.. In just few months, CSCs have done one crore registrations under Ayushman Bharat in 14 states. For Economic Census, we are going to build a panel of Professional enumerators. 1.5 million people will be employed in this project that also shows the employment potential of CSCs. The survey of this kind at a large scale will be a great experience for us.”


CSC Diwas Women VLE Workshop

  • 16 July, 2019|
  • Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi

CSC SPV conducted a workshop for women VLEs on the occasion of CSC Diwas on July 16, 2019, at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi. The workshop was inaugurated by Hon’ Minister for Electronics & IT, Telecommunications and Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, in the august presence of Hon’ Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and Hon’ Minister of State for Electronics & It and Human Resource Development, Shri Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre. Around 2000 women VLEs attended the workshop from across the country.


Inaugurating the event, Hon’ Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad appreciated the efforts of Women VLEs, who have set up CSC network in various Gram Panchayats, in advancing ICT based services in rural areas, apart from enhancing empowerment.


Hon’ Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said, “CSC VLEs have done great job in Digital India mission with their vast network. The strength of CSC VLEs is amazing. We will use the CSC network for promoting Ujjwala scheme, including sale of LPG cylinders.”


Hon’ Minister Shri Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre said, “In last five years, our government has done tremendous work and the credit goes to CSCs. CSCs has major role in Ujjwala Scheme, Ayushman Bharat and PMSYM. This achievement has been possible with the guidance of Hon’ Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad.”


On the occasion, Hon’ Ministers also awarded five top transacting women VLEs. The following partnerships were announced during the event. MoU was exchanged between CSC SPV and DoT under BharatNet project. Under this, CSC SPV will conduct First Line Maintenance of GPON at gram panchayats and ensure last mile connectivity through Wi-Fi and fibre. The VLE will also be made the custodian of GPON equipment in panchayats under the partnership. Apart from this, the operation and maintenance of BharatNet fibre will be done through CSCs.


CSC also exchanged MoU with ICAR for enabling access to Krishi Vikas Kendra services through CSCs. With this, farmers will be able to get advice from scientists at KVKs through CSC.

Apart from this, CSC Academy partnered with Facebook to jointly design and develop a digital curriculum, and provide digital trainings to 250,000 rural entrepreneurs in more than 3000 villages in India. As part of this initiative called ‘#Digital Beti’, Facebook and CSC will provide trainings to 5000 women VLEs in the ten States of Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Telangana, Bihar, Kerala, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. These women VLEs, as Master trainers, will train rural entrepreneurs, to bring them online to enhance their business and gain market access.


HDFC and CSC launched a credit card for small and medium enterprises across the country. This will be based on credit requirement assessed through online submission of bank statement. This will be similar to Kisan Credit card. HDFC will also enable one lakh CSCs in providing banking and related services across the country.


CSC launches movement to “Donate PMSYM” at CSC VLE Conference

  • 05 April, 2019|
  • Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi

CSC SPV launched a movement to “Donate PMSYM” at the CSC VLE Conference on April 5, 2019 at Siri Fort Auditorium. About 2000 CSC VLEs from Delhi NCR pledged to launch the movement ‘Donate PMSYM’ in their areas. They also pledged to donate PMSYM for 5-10 people who work in their centre or support their families.


The workshop discussed the progress made by the Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) in implementation of PMSYM, Economic Survey and Financial Inclusion services in Delhi and adjoining areas.


Sh. Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, MeitY, said, “In just one month, CSC has enrolled more than 28 lakh people under PMSYM, it’s a great achievement. PMSYM scheme is very helpful for the persons working in unorganized sector. The ‘Donate PMSYM movement’ is very commendable.”


Shri Sanjay Goel, Joint Secretary-MeitY said, “I believe, CSC is an amazing organization, playing significant role for the welfare of marginalized communities. The capabilities of VLEs are enormous. Everybody in government and private sector is trying to reach the last mile with the help of CSCs. CSC is the future of the nation.”


While delivering address on “PMSYM: A Unique Initiative”, Shri Ajay Tiwari, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment, and DG, Labour Welfare said, “PMSYM is a national flagship scheme, aims to provide social security for 42 crore people in un-organized sector. CSC is like nerve system in this country. We will reach the unreached with the help of CSC VLEs. We would utilize the CSC network for implementation of other schemes of the Ministry of Labour.”


Ms. R.M. Vishakha, CEO-IndiaFirst said, “CSCs are providing quality services in rural India in a commendable way. CSC SPV and IndiaFirst have common vision for rural India. And to achieve the goals of financial inclusion, we have launched IndiaFirst Life CSC Insurance Khata that is a unique offering to enable the rural citizens to avail insurance benefits.”

While delivering address on ‘Economic Census through CSCs’ Shri Pankaj Srivastava, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, said, “In Economic Census, VLEs have to reach people to collect data. We consider 7th Economic Census through CSC, a change project for the welfare of the country.”


On the occasion, six CSC VLEs - Chandan Bala, Misba Hasmi, Dinesh Sikka, Rahul, Babita and Devnder Sharma were awarded for their outstanding performance in PMSYM.


National Conference of Top Transacting VLEs

  • 27 November, 2018|
  • India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

CSC SPV conducted the National Conference of Top Transacting VLEs on November 27, 2018. The event was inaugurated by Hon’ Minister of Electronics & IT and Law & Justice Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.


Addressing 700 top transacting VLEs from across the country, the Hon’ Minister mentioned that the Common Services Centres have played a significant role in Digital India initiatives of the Government. He said: “CSC rural entrepreneurs have the ability to revolutionize India by empowering rural citizens and providing opportunities for access of various government and other services to them. They are taking forward the agenda of the government in serving the underserved especially those living in the rural India.”


The Hon’ Minister while inaugurating the event, appreciated the efforts of the Common Services Centres (CSCs) in providing key services like PMGDISHA, Stree Swabhiman, banking, insurance to the grassroots citizens.


Sh. Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, MeitY, said, “CSC movement is moving forward from strength to strength. The network of 3.10 lakh centres in India has done excellent work in AEPS, Digital Literacy, Tele-Medicine, Insurance, Tele-law, Skill development. I am very happy to note that today CSCs are getting great opportunity to contribute the digital empowerment of the nation.”


While welcoming the participants to the workshop, Dr. Dinesh Tyagi, CEO, CSC SPV said, “Hon’ Minister has helped us a lot in making CSC scheme great social movement in India. CSCs have become vibrant due to Hon’ Minister’s efforts and support. Our VLEs from Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Assam and all the other parts of the country are doing wonders and done transactions more than Rs. 5 Crore in the current financial year. We have created ICT enabled rural enterprises in the country.”


Rs. 5 Crore in the current financial year. We have created ICT enabled rural enterprises in the country.”


Ten VLEs were awarded for their outstanding performance in various services. During the programme, MoU was signed with Medanta Hospital for the tele-consultancy service in rural India.

Apart from the Hon’ Minister and Secretary-MeitY, the event was attended by Shri Pankaj Kumar, Additional Secretary, MeitY, Sri Rohit Kumar, Joint Secretary, MoRD, Prof C. B. Sharma, Chairman, NIOS, Shri Sachin Singh, CEO-BPPI, Shri Venkatesh Diwedi, COO- EESL, Mr. Amit Saxena, MD & CEO UNIMONEY and Dr. Pankaj Srivastava, Dy. Director General, MoSPI among others.