CSC Centre in Rahmoo village of Pulwama district
File Photo | CSC Centre in Rahmoo village of southern Kashmir's Pulwama district

SRINAGAR — Tightening the noose around the CSCs for overcharging, the inspection teams of the Information Technology Department have recommended the cancellation of six licenses in both the divisions of Jammu and Kashmir during a surprise check of the same.

The inspection teams, under the supervision of Commissioner Secretary, Prerna Puri, conducted the surprise check of various CSCs in the twin districts of Samba and Jammu of Jammu division and Budgam in Kashmir division.

The inspection was done to cross-check and verify CSC’s adherence to government-notified rates. The teams were supervised by Aijaz Qaiser, Additional Secretary, IT Department.

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During the surprise checks, 45 CSCs of Samba and Kathua districts (22 CSCs of District Samba and 23 CSCs of District Kathua) were inspected in Jammu division while 28 CSCs of Budgam district were inspected in Kashmir division. The inspection teams have recommended the cancellation of the licenses of six CSCs, three in the Jammu division and three CSCs in the Kashmir division.

Pertinently, the IT Department has notified rates to avail various online services which envisage Rs. 50 per service for government-to-citizen services and Rs. 75 for government-to-business services. Based on complaints of overcharging, 664 CSC licenses have been cancelled in the last year.

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Meanwhile, the Vice President CSC-SPV J&K has been directed to ensure that the notified rates are prominently displayed at a conspicuous place in each CSC, sensitizing all Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) regarding notified rates.

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