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Adilabad: Three village level entrepreneurs (VLE) of Common Services Centres (CSC), located in Boath Assembly constituency of Adilabad district, are passionately advocating digital literacy and cashless transactions in rural pockets. They were honoured twice by Skoch Consultancy Services Private Limited, a boutique strategy and management consulting firm, on behalf of the Union government. They were featured among 200 top performing VLEs chosen from various parts of the country.

Chukkabotla Laxman, a native of Kapparla village in Thamsi mandal, Konda Prashanth from Echoda mandal and Jatala Srikanth of Boath mandal are operating CSCs, promoted by E-governance Service India Limited, a Union government initiative, in their native places. They received an award at a programme held in New Delhi recently. They were once felicitated by the same firm in 2016 for rendering extraordinary services in this field.

The trio is striving hard for implementing the concept of financial and social inclusion by creating awareness over both digital literacy and e-transactions. In particular, they played an instrumental role in spreading benefits of cashless payments and receipts post-demonisation.
The trio tours interior parts of their mandals and conducts awareness programmes by carrying laptops and mobile phones equipped with internet facility. They form groups involving enthusiastic youngsters of rural parts. Then, they propagate digital literacy and explain the merits of cashless transactions. They also clarify doubts of rural folks and help them in making online payments.

“We visit a village and empower its residents over cashless transactions. We explain benefits of online shopping, comparing it with the conventional method of buying groceries, gadgets and home appliances. We brief on the advantages of this mode of tractions and disadvantages of other means. We allay their apprehensions and concerns, if any. We also encourage them to explore the internet and cashless transactions, always,” Laxman explained.

The Common Services Centre Scheme is a part of the ambitious National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). It envisages the setting up of over one lakh IT-enabled access points to be implemented in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP). The Common Service Centres (CSCs) have been positioned as front end delivery outlets for delivery of Government as well as Private Sector services.

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