The total number of e-governance transactions in the country has increased by 33% and crossed Rs 1,000 crore this year, according to eTaal, the web portal for circulation of e-Transactions statistics of National and State level e–Governance Projects .
"Based on the analysis by eTaal, since 2014, there has been a mass increase in the number of e-transactions undertaken by the e-governance projects. The total e-transactions were around Rs 350 crore in 2014, and increased to Rs 760 crore in 2015," the portal said in a statement.
“Achieving 1000 crore e–Transactions in 2016 is an indication of the speed of digital transformation in the Government, and also an indication of the adoption of digital medium for transactions by citizens as an easy and convenient method of consuming e-Governance services,” IT Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said in a statement.
The top five States that contribute to the e–Transactions count in 2016 are Telangana, Gujarat, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, the statement said.
eTaal receives transaction statistics from web based applications periodically on near real time basis. It takes into account all e–Transactions delivering public services from the Government to Citizens across categories such as agriculture, health, transportation, telecommunication, MNREGA, etc.