“e-Inclusion is nothing but a social movement wherein efforts have to be made for digital integration among all the citizens of the country, wherein common service centre is an important element,” asserted Satish Kaushal, executive director, Ernst & Young.
Kaushal said that e-inclusion should include all those vehicles and agencies which would provide a reduction in the digital divide. He said that CSCs are reaching out to people and providing them a host of services, including employment.
“e-Inclusion will be successful if we create a good quality content in the local languages as well as a sort of infrastructure, be it mobile or internet where an all inclusive focus by various stakeholders and government agencies, like banks and other organisations are there to utilise and leverage a national programme like e-district,” he said.
“Our view is that unless or until efforts are made to bring in an application both at the city and village level, e-inclusion is meaningless. The Bihar government has taken a leap a little bit ahead of the Aadhaar concept by implementing e-Shakti project,” Kaushal said.