Country Presentation India. Rural ICT Policy Advocacy, Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building Regional Project. Regional Multi-stakeholder Discussion Forum on Rural ICT Development Bangkok, Thailand, 4 July 2011. Key Indicators. Status .
Rural ICT Policy Advocacy, Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building Regional Project
Regional Multi-stakeholder Discussion Forum on Rural ICT Development
Bangkok, Thailand, 4 July 2011
India’s relatively higher/significant mobile sector growth has of late started to slow down primarily on account of low ARPU( around $2.9 pm), more competition as well as tougher subscriber verification and security norms
About 60,000 villages (10%) are left to be covered with a mobile signal with a mobile signal and out of these 30,000 villages are of less than 500 population
Existing insignificant Broadband penetration of 1% offers a great opportunity for further growth potential in Broadband and ICT . India has to “catch up” with other countries in the region on Broadband penetration, Revenues and ICT development.
USO FUND ACTIVITIES CLASSIFIED UNDER DIFFERENT STREAMS:
STREAM I : PROVISION OF PUBLIC TELEPHONE SERVICES
STREAM II : PROVISION OF RURAL HOUSEHOLD TELEPHONES IN NET HIGH COST RURAL & REMOTE AREAS.
STREAM III : CREATION OF INFRASTRUCTURE FOR PROVISION OF MOBILE SERVICES IN RURAL/REMOTE AREAS.
STREAM IV : PROVISION OF BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY TO VILLAGES IN A PHASED MANNER.
STREAM V : CREATION OF GENERAL INFRASTRUCTURE IN RURAL /REMOTE AREAS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF TELECOM FACILITIES
STREAM VI: INDUCTION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TELECOM SECTOR RURAL & REMOTE AREAS
THE VISION OF NeGPIS TO MAKE AVAILABLE ALL GOVERNMENT SERVICES ACCESSIBLE TO THE COMMON MAN IN HIS LOCALITY, THROUGH COMMON DELIVERY OUTLETS AND ENSURE EFFICIENCY, TRANSPARENCY & RELIABILITY OF SUCH SERVICES AT AFFORDABLE COSTS TO REALIZE THE BASIC NEEDS OF THE COMMON MAN
THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA APPROVED THE NeGP IN 2006
NEGP CONSISTS OF 27 MISSION MODE PROJECTS (MMPS) WHERE EACH PROJECT IS A MISSION WITH CLEARLY DEFINED OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE, MEASURABLE OUTCOMES AND SERVICE LEVELS AND WELL DEFINED MILESTONES AND TIMELINES FOR IMPLEMENTATION
THERE ARE THREE CATEGORIES OF MMPS VIZ. CENTRAL MMPS (9 NOS.), STATE MMPS (11 NOS.) AND INTEGRATED MMPS (7 NOS.)
CENTRAL MMPS COVER SUBJECTS SUCH AS BANKING, CENTRAL EXCISE AND CUSTOMS, INCOME TAX, INSURANCE, PASSPORT, IMMIGRATION & VISAS, ETC.
STATE MMPS COVER SUBJECTS SUCH AS AGRICULTURE, LAND RECORDS, MUNICIPALITIES (LOCAL GOVERNING BODIES), POLICE, ROAD TRANSPORT, STATE TREASURIES, ETC.
INTEGRATED MMPS COVER CROSS-FUNCTIONAL ACTIVITIES SUCH AS CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTRE (CSC), E-COURTS, NATIONAL E-GOVERNANCE SERVICE DELIVERY GATEWAY (NSDG), INDIA PORTAL, ETC.
THESE MMPS ARE OWNED AND SPEARHEADED BY VARIOUS LINE MINISTRIES CONCERNED FOR THE THREE CATEGORY OF PROJECTS
BSNL HAS ENTERED INTO AGREEMENTS WITH TWO COMPUTER MANUFACTURERS M/S HCL AND M/S NOVATIUM, TO PROVIDE PERSONAL COMPUTERS (“PCS”) TO PROSPECTIVE BROADBAND CUSTOMERS IN RURAL AREAS BY REDUCING THE ENTRY CAPITAL INVESTMENT BY CUSTOMERS BEYOND THE RS 4500 (ABOUT US $100) SUBSIDY PROVIDED BY USOF