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 Shri 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.