Digital Seva Setu Gujarat Programme For Rural 
Gujarat Government has announced Digital Seva Setu Programme for the rural areas.Under this programme, the citizens will be able to get benefit from various public welfare services at the Panchayat level.AIR correspondent reports that the Digital Seva Setu has been initiated under the Bharat Net Project- an initiative to connect the Village Panchayats through fibre network.
The villages of Gujarat will be connected with a 100 MBPS optical fibre network under the Digital Seva Setu programme.Digital Seva Setu programme has been announced by the Chief Minister Vijay Rupani at a press conference in Gandhinagar.The Phase-1 of Digital Seva Setu will start from 8th October, which will cover 2,000 Village Panchayats.
Digital Seva Setu Gujarat Programme For Rural
About 20 types of pro-people services will be provided at the village panchayat level.Another eight thousand Village Panchayats will be covered by December 2020. Citizens in rural areas will be able to get the benefits of this programme by paying a nominal fee of Rs. 20. 

The citizens can get various documents like duplicate ration card, income certificate, senior citizen certificate, caste certificate at their doorstep under this programme.The government will also provide powers of affidavit to the Talati Mantri at the Village Panchayat level so that people in rural areas do not have to visit the notary offices in towns and cities.

The Gujarat government is going to launch a digital service bridge in the program. The aim is to simplify government work in this direction. Digital service bridge program will be started in 2700 villages out of 3500 villages of Gujarat and in 167 talukas. The service, which will start on October 8, will cover 8000 villages by December and will make 22 services digitally available. These 22 services include ration card, widow certificate, proof of temporary residence, proof of income.

Digital Seva Setu Gujarat Programme For Rural  22 services were made online
Regarding this, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that an affidavit regarding this service can be made to Talati. You no longer need to go to a notary for that. The state government has decided to give the power of affidavit to Talati for these services. 3500 villages are to be placed on this platform, though 2700 villages have been included due to by-election work. Gujarat will be the only and first state in India to provide such service. 14000 gram panchayats will be phased out. All gram panchayats will be covered by next year. This is a total project of Rs 2,000 crore, in which 90 per cent of the cost is borne by the central government, and 10 per cent by the state government.

In remote rural areas of the state, it has been decided to start an innovative experiment of digital service bridge in the state using modern technology so that the public interest services of various departments of the government are available from the village level to the gram panchayat itself. Rural citizens do not have to rush to the taluka-district headquarters for day-to-day services or certificates, for example, time and round-trip vehicle rental costs are saved as well as a variety of services at the primary stage with prices that do not go wrong. It has been decided to start in 2 thousand gram panchayats from next 5th October by covering Sevasetu. It is decided to cover more than 6000 gram panchayats in this digital service bridge by December 2020.
Digital Seva Setu Gujarat Programme For Rural

The Gujarat government will on Thursday launch Phase I of the ‘Digital Seva Setu’ programme, under which 3,500 village panchayats have been connected by a 100Mbps optical fibre network to facilitate online availability of public services.
Announcing this at a press conference here on Tuesday, chief minister Vijay Rupani said the programme, an initiative under the Centre’s BharatNet project, is meant to ensure optimum utilization of technology for public welfare and will bring in a “historic administrative revolution”.

As part of the programme, public welfare services will be available at e-gram offices in each panchayat and villagers will not have to go all the way to taluka or district-level offices.
“The work connecting 3,500 village panchayats (through optical fibre network) has been completed.

“On October 8, the programme will be launched in 2,700 villages as the model code of conduct is in force in villages that fall under the eight assembly constituencies where byelections are scheduled on November 3,” Rupani said. By December this year, 8,000 village panchayats will be provided this service, he said.
The ‘Digital Seva Setu’ aims to provide fast and faceless services to people by removing corruption or the need for middlemen, Rupani said.“We are starting with 20 services, and will slowly offer 50 services to villages. All the 14,000 gram panchayats in the state will be covered under the programme,” he said.

“The system makes use of digital service and removes corruption in administration...we will complete the work of connecting the remaining villages by 2021,” he said.

The programme has been initiated under the Centre’s BharatNet Project that aims to connect village panchayats through optical fibre network, with Gujarat being the project leader, having laid around 83 per cent of the optical fibre network, government officials claimed.
Under the ‘Digital Seva Setu’ programme, gram panchayats will be connected to the state data centre at Gandhinagar.

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The Gujarat government will on Thursday launch phase-I of the 'Digital Seva Setu' programme, under which 3,500 village panchayats have been connected with 100 MBPS optical fibre network to facilitate online availability of public welfare services. 

The initiative is the digital avatar of the 'Seva Setu' programme that was started by Rupani in 2016 wherein a cluster of eight to ten villages was formed and a team of officers administered the programme-related camp of a particular cluster.