New Delhi, Feb 28: The government has proposed to enhance the allocation for e-governance from Rs 395 crore in the year 2006-07 to Rs 719 crore in 2007-08.
While presenting the budget proposals in the Lok Sabha today, Finance Minister P Chidambaram stated that the government has launched an ambitious programme for e-governance.
Its main objective is to improve efficiency, convenience, accessibility and transparency in government functions and take government services to the common citizen.
Since the central government supports e-governance action plan at state levels, the Finance Minister also proposed to increase the allocation for such support from Rs 300 crore in 2006-07 to Rs 500 crore in 2007-08. He also proposed to provide Rs 33 crore for a new scheme of manpower development for the software export industry.