Common service centres will give employment to 1 crore people: Prasad

IT minister

New Delhi, July 11: The Common Service Centres (CSC) programme has given employment to 10 lakh people in India and, in the near future, one crore people will work in CSCs, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Tuesday.

“I have great expectation from CSC VLEs (Village Level Entrepreneurs). Our VLEs are change-makers of India. CSCs have given employment to 10 lakh people in India. I am confident that in the near future, one crore people will work in CSCs,” Prasad said.

He was inaugurating a workshop on “Aadhaar Services through CSC – A Unique Initiative”.

The Common Services Centre (CSC) programme is an initiative of the Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY). CSCs are the access points for delivery of various electronic services to villages in India, thereby contributing to a digitally and financially inclusive society.

Talking about unique identification Aadhaar, Prasad said: “Aadhaar is an effective instrument in removing corruption. We have saved Rs 50,000 Crore by removing corruption.”

He expressed the hope that the VLEs would rise to the occasion and help the government in making India corruption-free.

Recounting the strength of VLEs in mobilising citizens under government campaigns, he said: “I am happy to note that the VLEs have trained two crore people in the cashless India movement.”


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